Leo Goldbard is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Goldbard’s practice encompasses intellectual property, environmental, insurance coverage and constitutional law matters. He also has an active pro bono practice representing amici in California and federal courts in matters involving First Amendment, election law, and due process issues and representing low-income individuals in eviction and immigration proceedings.
Mr. Goldbard previously served as a clerk to Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the Central District of California and to Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Goldbard obtained his law degree from Yale Law School where he served as a senior editor for the Yale Law Journal and an editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review. Mr. Goldbard also represented low-income tenants as a member and student director of the Yale Landlord-Tenant Clinic and taught classes to local high school students on legal issues as part of the Street Law program. In addition, he interned with the ACLU of Northern California and a public policy think tank in Lima, Peru.
Prior to law school, Mr. Goldbard worked for a political fundraising consulting firm in Washington, DC. He received his undergraduate degree in History and Political Science summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego.
A leading media company, in obtaining a favorable settlement in a dispute over the ownership of and revenues from a popular television program.
A public company, in obtaining a duty to defend ruling for a construction defect case, from the U.S. District Court, based on a complicated choice of law analysis.
A major clothing retailer, in obtaining a favorable settlement in a trademark licensing dispute.
Southern California Edison, in California court appeal concerning inverse condemnation liability.
A leading First Amendment scholar, as an amicus before the United States Supreme Court, in a matter concerning the constitutional protection afforded false speech.