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Michael O’Sullivan is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. He focuses his practice on advising companies and their boards of directors on corporate transactions, governance matters and significant disputes. O’Sullivan is also currently working on a multi-disciplinary team defending mortgage originators and servicers in litigation arising from mortgage securitizations.
O’Sullivan graduated with Honors in American History from the University of Pennsylvania. His Honors thesis examined the origins of the Bank of North America, the New World’s first commercial bank. He then graduated first in his class from USC Gould School of Law, served on the Southern California Law Review and taught legal writing.
“Economics of Legal History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions, edited by Francesco Parisi. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
“Taxing Wealth Seriously.” Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 305.
“Reinventing Business Taxation: The Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax,” posted to SSRN.