Jonathan Altman

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

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Grand Lower 350
Los Angeles 90071 CA US

Jonathan E. Altman is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, specializing in advising and representing media clients, law firms and businesses in connection with complex, high-stakes litigation.

Mr. Altman is an experienced trial lawyer who has led several successful arbitrations. For his work on behalf of one media company, he was a co-recipient of the Association of Media and Entertainment’s Counsel of the Year Award in 2015.

Although Mr. Altman typically defends companies, he also has substantial experience in plaintiffs’ side litigation.

Key Representations:

  •  An oil company as one of three lead trial counsel in a matter seeking hundreds of millions in indemnity for environmental liabilities.
  • A major New York law firm in serving as lead trial counsel in defending a malpractice claim involving a failed hedge fund investment.
  • The executive committee of a well-known New York firm in advising the firm after it experienced a high-profile breakup.
  • A California public utility as lead trial counsel in an arbitration:
    • with a co-owner concerning a $100 million dispute over management of a power plant. The matter settled on the eve of arbitration on favorable terms for the client.
  • A major aerospace manufacturer as trial counsel in a three-month, high-stakes fraud and breach of contract jury trial involving claims of well over a billion dollars.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., magna cum laude, 1992)
    • Order of the Coif; senior articles editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • Columbia University (B.A., 1981)


  • Judge Arthur L. Alarcon, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1992-1993

Bar Admissions : California


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