Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Laura D. Smolowe is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, where she co-leads the Trade Secret and Employee Mobility Practice Group. She publishes regularly and co-authored the chapter on trade secrets and restrictive covenants in the 2016-2017 editions of the California Business Litigation handbook. Smolowe has also litigated multiple constitutional issues pro bono, including section 1983 and state and federal habeas cases. Smolowe joined the firm after clerkships with Judge Richard A. Paez on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Dean D. Pregerson on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Smolowe’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and trials in federal and state court, as well as counseling clients through difficult issues. She has particular expertise in trade secrets and employee mobility, as well as privacy law.