Co-Managing Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Sandra Seville-Jones joined Munger, Tolles & Olson in 1993 and became the firm’s second female managing partner in the last decade in 2009. A frequent speaker on women in the law, she is also a former Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate Commission.

MTO has won several awards for its inclusion of women, due in part to a robust women’s initiative that provides events, a library of resources specifically for women lawyers, and strong work-life policies. In 2016, 21 percent of the firm’s lawyers were minorities and about 50 percent of lawyers promoted to partner were women. MTO also has a Fellows Program for diverse law students and supports pipeline initiatives like For People of Color, Inc. and the Urban Debate League. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2016: Achyut Phadke; 2015: Martin E. Estrada; 2012: Katherine K. Huang; 2011: Joseph Ybarra

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2018: Kuruvilla OlasaKenneth Trujillo-Jamison; 2016: Karen Lorang

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted: 
2017: Rhoda Hassan, Andrew Nguyen, Saul Ramirez; 2016: Andrew Francisco, Ike Ikeme; 2015: Bilal A. Malik, Honieh O.H. Udenka; 2014: Michael C. Baker, Margarita Botero, Justine S. Coleman; 2013: Jerel Dawson, Keith James, Mary Kwon, Robert Niles, Ifeanyi Victor Ojukwu, Matthew Verdin; 2012: Christina N. Coutu, Elizabeth M. Mak, Brionna N. Ned, Cindy C. Unegbu

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016 

Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015)


Member: Sandra Seville-Jones

Diversity Professional:Mark B. Helm

Communications: Jennifer Mir