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Ms. Kristin Linsley Myles

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Litigation Partner

Munger , Tolles & Olson LLP
355 S. Grand Ave Ste 3500
Los Angeles, California 90071
United States

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  • Harvard Law School
  • A.B. magna cum laude
    Harvard University
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Kristin Myles to Discuss Inter-State Water Disputes
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Kristin Myles to Discuss Inter-State Water Disputes
Kristin Linsley Myles will address the legal challenges that arise as a result of inter-state water disputes and will discuss how they are resolved through the U.S. Supreme Court's original jurisdiction during two upcoming conferences. Ms. Myles recently completed her service as the U.S. Supreme Court's first female special master in a matter involving an inter-state water dispute, North Carolina v. South Carolina, Original No. 138.
On Oct. 12, Ms. Myles will participate in a Special Masters roundtable discussion for the Dividing the Waters National Conference in Reno, NV. She will be joined by fellow Special Master Buzz Thompson in offering attendees a deeper understanding of the legal transitions that the American waterscape encounters as rural, agricultural lands give way to urban cities, suburbs and exurbs.
On Oct. 15, Ms. Myles will serve as a panelist during the ABA's 19th Section Fall Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. The panel will address the legal challenges common in inter-state water disputes and how they are adjudicated. She and fellow panelists will also address a host of water cases that have found their way to the U.S. Supreme Court, including the matter in which Ms. Myles oversaw.
Ms. Myles is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice has focused upon complex business litigation in a wide spectrum of matters affecting the firm's corporate clients.
Kristin Linsley Myles - Lawyers - Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
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Kristin Linsley Myles
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Home > Lawyers > Kristin Linsley Myles KRISTIN LINSLEY MYLES is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of the firm. Her practice has focused upon complex business litigation in a wide spectrum of matters affecting the firm's corporate clients. Ms. Myles served as law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 1989-90 and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the D.C. Circuit in 1988-89.
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In January 2008, Ms. Myles was appointed by the Supreme Court of the United States to serve as a Special Master in an original case before the Court, South Carolina v. North Carolina, Original No. 138. Ms. Myles presided over the proceedings in the case until it settled in early 2011. The proceedings in the case can be viewed at http://www.mto.com/sm. Ms. Myles has spoken frequently on the issue of original jurisdiction and water allocation disputes between states. Appellate Ms. Myles has an active appellate practice, representing clients in a wide range of industries in appeals before the Ninth Circuit, the California Supreme Court, the California appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Myles has briefed and argued numerous cases in the Ninth Circuit and the California appellate courts, including cases involving complex business transactions, cutting edge jurisdictional and procedural issues, statutory interpretation, and intellectual property and telecommunications issues. Ms. Myles has developed a reputation for her clear, effective communication style, both in argument and in written briefs. Some of Ms. Myles' specific appellate engagements are described below, under the relevant substantive heading.
Complex Transactions and Claims Ms. Myles has litigated many cases involving complex transactions and claims of corporate fraud. Ms. Myles led an MTO team that won dismissal of all but two claims brought by a bankruptcy trustee arising from the 1995 spin-off of Crown Paper Company by James River Corporation, including all claims against the accounting and valuation firms, the former officers and directors, and the financial advisors involved in the spin-off. Ms. Myles argued the case for all defendants on appeal in the Ninth Circuit, and secured an affirmance of the district court's dismissal. Ms. Myles was part of a team representing Silicon Valley-based Rambus, Inc. in a successful appeal to the Federal Circuit from a major fraud verdict. She led the briefing team in defense of Verizon Communications in an appeal in the California Court of Appeal from dismissal of a class action lawsuit arising from Verizon's termination of a merger agreement with Northpoint Communications. Ms. Myles argued the case and secured an affirmance of the dismissal. In 2002, Ms. Myles was part of the MTO team that represented the companies of California Gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon after a jury returned a $78 million fraud verdict against them arising from a failed joint venture.
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Together with MTO colleague Brad Brian, Ms. Myles persuaded the trial judge to vacate the verdict and enter judgment in favor of the Simon companies.
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Ms. Myles also successfully briefed and argued a Ninth Circuit appeal for Koch Industries in connection with a $29 million default judgment.
Bankruptcy-Related Matters Ms. Myles has litigated numerous cases either arising directly from bankruptcy proceedings, or significantly relating to such proceedings. The Crown case, discussed above, involved significant bankruptcy issues and a related bankruptcy litigation, all of which were integral to the successful resolution of the matter. Ms. Myles also argued a separate appeal relating to the jurisdiction and powers of the Bankruptcy Court. Ms. Myles was the lead lawyer representing Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH, a German affiliate of San Antonio-based Fairchild Aerospace, in litigation in federal bankruptcy court in Denver over leases for aircraft operated by Mountain Air Express. Ms. Myles also represented U.S. Airways in a significant dispute with Bank of America in bankruptcy court in Alexandria, Virginia. Numerous other matters handled by Ms. Myles, including the Enron matter, discussed below, and the Verizon/Northpoint matter, discussed above, have involved significant bankruptcy elements or issues. International Ms. Myles's international law practice advises United States corporations doing business abroad, including claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"). She represented Unocal Corporation in a highly-publicized ATS action arising from the construction of a gas pipeline in Myanmar. Significant results included (1) successful motions under the act of state doctrine to dismiss all property-related claims, as well as a claim filed by a member of the Myanmar military; (2) denial of plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction; and (3) dismissal of all of plaintiffs' remaining claims through summary judgment. She also represented Archer Daniels Midland in its successful motion to dismiss an ATS action on the ground, among others, that the ATS does not extend liability for international law violations to corporations-an issue currently before the Supreme Court.
Ms. Myles is a Vice-Chair of the ABA Section on International Law and Practice. She has given numerous presentations on ATS litigation at the invitation of the ABA, the International Law Society, the American Society for International Law, and other organizations.
Securities Ms. Myles has a national securities practice representing corporations as well as individual officers and directors. Important results include the dismissal of all claims against Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the Enron securities class actions consolidated in Houston. Kirkland was one of only two "secondary actor" defendants dismissed. Ms. Myles represented Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. in its successful motion to dismiss a federal securities class action in Los Angeles. Ms. Myles represented the former CEO and CFO of Bank of America in a major multidistrict securities action in St. Louis arising from the merger of Bank of America and Nationsbank. She secured a dismissal with prejudice of a class action against Merrill Lynch in San Francisco brought by issuers of securities included in Merrill's HOLDRS product. She was the lead lawyer representing a Beverly Hills brokerage firm in a "raiding" case brought by one of the nation's leading discount brokers. She also won a $3.8 million judgment for another brokerage firm against a former executive.
Aerospace Ms. Myles has represented defense and aerospace companies in a variety of matters. In 2003, she secured a plaintiff's verdict for Northrop in a federal court bench trial in Virginia on a claim against the United States Air Force for out-of-scope work on an aircraft contract. She was an integral member of the MTO team representing The Boeing Corporation in a trade secrets action filed by Lockheed-Martin, and secured a dismissal with prejudice of all Lockheed-Martin's RICO counts. Ms. Myles was the lead lawyer representing Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH, a German affiliate of San Antonio-based Fairchild Aerospace, in litigation in federal court in Denver over leases for aircraft operated by Mountain Air Express. She also led Dornier's defense of an arbitration over leases with Horizon Air Industries, a subsidiary of Alaska Air. Ms. Myles also was one of a team representing Northrop as plaintiff in a federal court case against the Canadian government and a Canadian defense contractor arising from a technology license for Northrop's F-5 fighter aircraft.
Ms. Myles is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Ninth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the federal and state courts in California and New York. She is a Vice-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law and Practice, and a member of the ABA Litigation Section.
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Kristin Linsley Myles Office: San Francisco Phone: (415) 512-4022 Fax: (415) 644-6922
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Kristin Myles Writes for the Wyoming Law Review
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Kristin Myles to Discuss Alien Tort Statute Litigation
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Kristin Myles Addresses Alien Tort Developments
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Kristin Myles to Discuss Inter-State Water Disputes
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Kristin Myles Spoke to DOE Group on Recent U.S. Supreme Court Developments
Kristin Linsley Myles, Mary Ann Todd Named Top Women Lawyers
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Kristin Myles Completes Work as Special Master
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Kristin Linsley Myles, Mary Ann Todd Named Top Women Lawyers
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Kristin Linsley Myles, Mary Ann Todd Named Top Women Lawyers
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Kristin Linsley Myles and Mary Ann Todd were named Top Women Lawyers by the Daily Journal on May 11.
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Kristin Myles was recognized for her work as the U.S. Supreme Court's first female Special Master in a dispute between South Carolina and North Carolina over the waters of the Catawba River. The San Francisco-based partner presided over the case for three years and issued a number of interim rulings until the States agreed in January 2011 to resolve their dispute out of court.
The newspaper also profiled Ms. Myles role in a case that produced a major international law development. Agreeing with Ms. Myles's position, U.S. District Court Judge Stephen V. Wilson in Los Angeles became the first to find that the Alien Tort Statute does not extend liability to corporations.
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Ms. Myles is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger Tolles. Her practice has focused upon complex business litigation in a wide spectrum of matters affecting the firm's corporate clients.
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Kristin Myles Addresses Alien Tort Developments
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Kristin Myles Addresses Alien Tort Developments
Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Kristin Linsley Myles will discuss recent developments in Alien Tort Statute litigation at this year's American Society of International Law (ASIL) conference on Nov. 4.
Ms. Myles has been engaged in this developing and complex area of the law since 1996.
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Ms. Myles is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of the firm. She focuses on complex business litigation in a wide spectrum of matters affecting the firm's corporate clients.
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Kristin Myles Spoke to DOE Group on Recent U.S. Supreme Court Developments
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Kristin Myles Spoke to DOE Group on Recent U.S. Supreme Court Developments
Kristin Myles spoke on Friday, May 27 at the 2011 Spring Department of Energy Contractors Attorneys' Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Ms. Myles discussed recent U.S. Supreme Court developments that affect corporations and government contractors. The conference
Ms. Myles is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Recently, she completed her service as the U.S. Supreme Court's first female special master in an original jurisdiction before the court.
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