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Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

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Munger, Tolles & Olson ranks high as the law firm to consult when it comes to corporate defense. It ranks # 9 in Appellant litigation, #15 in general corporate practice and #27 in the vault law 100, according to vault ranking 2011.[1]



Founded by six lawyers in 1962, Munger, Tolles & Olson ranks as a top tier law firm in California and the nation. The firm maintains its largest staffed office in the heart of the Los Angeles, California.[2]

With fortune 500 companies as clients, Munger, Tolles & Olson is known for its defense of corporations when it comes to civil law. The Firm provides services to a diverse set of clients such as Berkshire Hathaway, Yahoo, and Merrill Lynch.[3] With such high profile clients, the firm also maintains a formal pro bono policy which last year 79% of the associates and 71% of the partners participated.[4]

1st year associates at Munger, Tolles & Olson receive a competitive benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 per year, Bar Association Fees, full health benefits, life insurance policy, 401K, and many more.[5]

Munger Tolles Practice Areas

Munger Tolles offers a number of specialized practice areas:[6] 

  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate
  • Environmental
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Munger Tolles Offices

Munger Tolles only has 2 offices and both are located in California.[7]

  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles

Munger Tolles Size

Munger, Tolles & Olson has around 193 lawyers employed in the firms 2 offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.[8]

Munger Tolles Recruiting

When it comes to recruiting and campus interviews, the firm has a wide selection of schools it visits: Columbia University Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Yale Law School and many more.[9]

Munger Tolles Salary and Bonuses

Munger Tolles provides a competitive salary for its employees.

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

5th Year $195,000

6th Year

  • Salary based on June 2000 figures.[10]



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/rankings?companyId=406
  2. http://www.mto.com/about/
  3. http://www.mto.com/
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f054601orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f054601orgtypeid=F
  6. http://www.mto.com/practiceareas/
  7. http://www.mto.com/contact/
  8. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f054601orgtypeid=F
  9. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=f054601orgtypeid=F
  10. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=CA1640


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