Manuel F. Cachán

Manuel F. Cachán

355 S. Grand Ave. 35th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
Phone: 213-683-9114
Fax: 213-687-3702

City: Los Angeles

State Bar of California Admission Date: Dec. 6, 2001


  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1997–2000
  • Harvard College, A.B. (magna cum laude), English and American Literature and     Spanish/Latin American Literature, 1992–1996
  • Fulbright Scholar, Spain, 1996–1997

Employment (Current and Past):

  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,     2000–2001
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, partner, 2001–present

State Bar Activities:

  • Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, member, 2013 – present

Pro Bono Activities:

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy/University of Nebraska College Of Law, “Mexico Project,” 2010-present
  • Faculty member in programs co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), teaching advocacy trial skills to Mexican judges and prosecutors as part of Mexico’s transition to an adversarial legal system
  • Trial Advocacy Project (TAP), Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, November to December 2005
  • Volunteer prosecutor of DUI cases at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
  • USAID/Honduras Program, April 2003
  • Participated in a week-long consultative session with the Supreme Court of Honduras regarding a case raising constitutional issues of first impression under Honduran law, at the invitation of the Democracy Officer, Director of Rule of Law, Human Rights Program, USAID

Professional Memberships:

  • Pacific Council on International Policy, member, 2012-present
  • Mexican-American Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2010-present
  • Subcommittee on Membership, International Litigation Committee, Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, Co-chair, 2005


  • Biographical entry for Theodore Sedgwick, Jr. published in Roger K. Newman (ed.), The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (2009)
  • “Justice Stephen Field and ‘Free Soil, Free Labor Constitutionalism’: Reconsidering Revisionism,” published in Law & History Review (Fall 2002)


  • Stuart M. Ketchum-Downtown Los Angeles YMCA, Board of Directors, 2009-2012