Los Angeles, August 16, 2006 — Morrison & Foerster LLP has selected Gregory B. Koltun as the managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. He succeeds A. Max Olson, who has served as the office’s managing partner since 2004. Mr. Olson is relocating to the firm’s Tokyo office where he will continue his intellectual property litigation practice.
In his new role, Mr. Koltun will oversee the office’s strategic growth and general management. He will work closely with the firm’s chair, managing partners of operations and practice leaders to further enhance and expand the Los Angeles office, which currently has more than 110 lawyers.
Mr. Koltun, a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, joined Morrison & Foerster in 1991 as an associate. His litigation practice focuses on complex business litigation, primarily in the areas of antitrust, consumer class action defense, transportation law, and accounting malpractice defense.
"I feel very fortunate to take over the management of an office that is so strong in so many areas. We have an abundance of talent at the partner and associate levels, which has resulted in a tremendous amount of work throughout the office. It is an exciting time for us. We intend to build on the success that Max has helped to establish and to maintain the legendary client service and high-level counsel for which the Los Angeles office is best known," said Mr. Koltun.
"Greg has the leadership and strategic vision to bring continued success to the Los Angeles office," said Morrison & Foerster Chair Keith C. Wetmore. "I am pleased that he has agreed to step into this role, adding to the contributions that Max has made over the past two years."