Firm Stats


Total No. Attorneys (2022)

150 - 250


No. of Partners Named (2022)



Featured Rankings

Vault Law 100


No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2022)



No. of Summer Associates (2022)

21 total (17 2Ls; 4 1Ls)


Base Salary

All offices1st year: $215,000

Vault Verdict

About the Firm

Associate Reviews

  • “MTO's culture is wonderful—my colleagues are hard working and deeply love the law and law practice, but they support and look out for each other, down to the most junior attorneys, from day one.”
  • “The firm's culture is incredibly collegial and warm. People care about each other's families and expect that lawyers are committed parents, if they have children. There are many opportunities for social engagement, but the firm does not mandate attendance, as some other firms do, in recognition of the many priorities our lawyers have in life aside from work.”
  • “The culture is as good as it can be given the demands and pressures of working at a firm of this caliber. Yes, we work hard, but the firm is dedicated to transparency and to making colleagues feel like they are part of the firm. I enjoy my colleagues as people.”

Diversity at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

"Since our founding in 1962, Munger, Tolles & Olson has been at the forefront of diversifying the legal profession, and the firm's tradition of diversity continues today. We remain a leader in recruiting, retaining, and promoting women, LGBTQ, and minority attorneys, and we consistently beat national averages in the number of diverse lawyers in our associate and partner ranks. We also work hard to foster an inclusive environment where all of our lawyers can thrive and contribute fully and authentically to all aspects of firm life. This..."

Getting Hired Here

  • “MTO is extremely competitive. The firm chiefly hires from top 20 schools, has demanding grades expectations, and typically hires people who have federal clerkships either under their belt or in the near future. Moreover, every recruiting decision is brought before and voted upon by the firm's attorneys, both partners and associates, which means that only the very best applicants are selected.”
  • “MTO prioritizes clerkship experience, grades, and school prestige, and the interpersonal skills a candidate shows during his or her interviews matter a great deal as well.”
  • “MTO looks for candidates with top-tier academic credentials (either strong grades at a top school, or stellar grades at other schools). The firm has a special interest in candidates with an entrepreneurial side, or who otherwise seem likely to take early ownership in their matters and the firm.”

Perks & Benefits