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Litigation Department of the Year, Entertainment: Munger, Tolles & Olson

Munger Tolles Olson

Hollywood loves Munger, Tolles Olson.

This past year, the firm represented movie studios that won an injunction against movie-filtering service VidAngel, which sold a technology allowing people to remove content from movies users found offensive. The firm also beat back a novel copyright suit against Warner Bros. and TMZ over video footage posted by the gossip site brought by Sisyphus Touring Inc., the professional loan-out company for actor and musician Jared Leto. (The footage featured Leto in his recording studio discussing Taylor Swift.) The firm also scored a defense win for the co-founders of Beats Electronics in a suit alleging $300 million in damages.

Munger litigators Kelly Klaus and Robert Dell Angelo told The Recorder how the firm keeps Hollywood clients happy.

What do each of these cases the firm is being recognized for demonstrate about Munger’s entertainment litigation capacities? From our earliest days, Munger, Tolles Olson has been a trusted adviser to major media and entertainment companies. As the industry evolves, new technologies and profit models emerge, and legal issues change. Our lawyers have the intellectual curiosity and excellence to bring in-depth knowledge of the issues and the novel thinking needed to help clients untangle their most complicated cases.

From the studios’ various copyright disputes to the securities claims brought against high-profile media executives, our lawyers are versatile practitioners who are known for helping clients navigate their most difficult litigation.

These particular cases and others demonstrate that we excel in various types of complex litigation and at all facets of the litigation process. Our lawyers know our clients’ industries, services and products; they are excellent litigation managers; and they are always looking for ways to achieve excellent results for our clients.

To take just one example, the VidAngel case raised a number of legal

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