Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson’s founders were dedicated to the idea of handling businesses’ most complex cases and deals, while also building an egalitarian culture that would enable the firm to attract the best and brightest people. Those differentiators continue to this day and make MTO one of the most admired places to work. The firm’s clients entrust it with matters of national and international importance, and all of its professionals take pride in the fact that they are working for the world’s most sophisticated clients on headline-making cases. The firm also has a strong commitment to voluntarism. Attorneys and professionals alike handle meaningful pro bono matters, and on average, annually perform more than 50,000 hours.
The quality and importance of MTO’s work enables it to be highly selective in its recruiting, attracting some of the sharpest legal minds and top professionals in the country. On the attorney side, 85% join the firm after serving judicial clerkships for Supreme Court and from federal and state courts across the country. On the rare occasion the firm recruits partner-level attorneys, they typically hail from the upper echelons of government including the White House, the DOJ, and SEC. The firm also has extraordinarily low turnover. On the attorney side, many of its lawyers begin their careers with the firm as summer associates.