Brad D. Brian

Co-Managing Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Brad Brian is a national trial lawyer and co-managing partner of Munger Tolles & Olson. A complex civil and criminal litigator, Brian is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He served as law clerk to Judge John J. Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and was an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles. He has served as president of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, chairman of the Rand Institute for Civil Justice, chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, and as vice chairman of the Joffrey Ballet. He serves on the boards of the UC Berkeley Foundation, Cal Baseball Foundation, and Cable One.

Enjoy most: I take great pride in figuring out the best resolution, whether in a courtroom or through a successful negotiation.

Proudest moment: The births of my two daughters; securing an acquittal for Tom Spiegel, chairman of Columbia Savings & Loan Association.

Best advice: Build a brand of quality and trust, and do everything you possibly can do to preserve that brand.

Fun fact: I am a former Division I college athlete, but I enjoy ballet and modern dance just as much as I like baseball and football.

Bucket list: To attend all four tennis Grand Slam events.