Stuart N. Senator is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. His practice focuses primarily on complex business litigation in trial and appellate courts. Mr. Senator’s clients include a diverse group of national and international companies, and his major areas of practice include antitrust, unfair competition, legal malpractice/malicious prosecution and law firm ethics and conflicts of interest. In addition to his work for clients, Mr. Senator is General Counsel to the firm, advising on issues relating to legal ethics and law firm management.
In addition, Mr. Senator provides antitrust counseling and compliance advice on numerous subjects, including mergers, distribution practices, pricing, and trade association activity. Mr. Senator has also been an invited presenter at various professional conferences regarding antitrust issues.
Community Service/Pro Bono
Mr. Senator is active in community affairs and pro bono matters. Mr. Senator has been a trustee of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Foundation, a director of Menorah Housing Foundation and a trustee of the California State Parks Foundation.
In 2010, Mr. Senator received the Social Justice Award from the American Civil Liberties Union for his work in leading litigation to protect farm workers from unsafe work conditions. Mr. Senator has also received the Western Law Center For Disability Rights' Pro Bono Award for leading litigation to further the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Shell Oil Company, in its defense of antitrust challenges to gasoline pricing and joint ventures, including obtaining a unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court in Shell's favor.
Abbott Laboratories, in various antitrust cases alleging antitrust violations from pricing of brand-name prescription drugs and the settlement of patent litigation with manufacturers of generic drugs. Munger Tolles attorneys have obtained summary judgments and defense jury verdicts in those of these cases that have not settled.
LG Display, in its defense against a class action antitrust case stemming from allegations of price-fixing among manufacturers of display panels. The matter was successfully resolved on behalf of LG in April 2012.
United Farm Workers and individual farm workers, in seeking to compel Cal OSHA to enforce heat illness laws requiring agriculture employers to provide shade, water and rest breaks for farm workers who pick crops in sweltering heat.
Various international, national, and local law firms in defending legal malpractice claims and in defending against motions to disqualify the firms from acting as litigation counsel.