Industry

Media and Entertainment

Go-to firm for high-stakes litigation in the entertainment industry

We help film and television studios, record labels, content creators and social media platforms handle their highest-stakes, highest-profile matters. Our work for them includes obtaining multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements against infringers, defending the intellectual property behind blockbuster franchises, handling sensitive internal investigations, and guiding billion-dollar mergers through challenging antitrust reviews. Ranked in Band 1 in Media and Entertainment – California by Chambers USA, and listed as a Law360 Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year, Munger, Tolles & Olson has set and defended precedents that have shaped the entertainment industry for our clients.

Services

Our broad-ranging Media and Entertainment practice includes the following areas:

Copyright and Intellectual Property

  • Mass piracy
  • Copyright infringement
  • Licensing and Distribution

Antitrust Matters

  • Monopolization
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Anticompetitive Agreements

Licensing and Participation

  • Affiliated Dealing
  • Audit Disputes
  • Streaming Services

Internal Matters and Business Disputes

  • Internal Investigations
  • Class Actions
  • Product Counseling

Clients

We represent media and entertainment leaders facing their thorniest crises. Our clients include:

  • A + E Studios
  • ESPN
  • Lucasfilm
  • Nation Geographic
  • RIIA
  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • Activision Blizzard
  • Facebook/Meta
  • Marvel Studios
  • NBCUniversal
  • Snap
  • Warner Bros.
  • CAA
  • Fox Broadcasting
  • Merlin
  • Netflix
  • Sony Music Entertaiment
  • Warner Music Group
  • Disney
  • Hulu
  • MPA
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Sony Pictures
  • Universal Music Group

Related Practices

Team

We help film and television studios, record labels, content creators and social media platforms handle their highest-stakes, highest-profile matters. Our work for them includes obtaining multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements against infringers, defending the intellectual property behind blockbuster franchises, handling sensitive internal investigations, and guiding billion-dollar mergers through challenging antitrust reviews. Ranked in Band 1 in Media and Entertainment – California by Chambers USA, and listed as a Law360 Media & Entertainment Practice Group of the Year, Munger, Tolles & Olson has set and defended precedents that have shaped the entertainment industry for our clients.

News

Rose Leda Ehler Named to Variety’s List of Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021

Rose Leda Ehler Named to Variety’s List of Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021

Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Rose Leda Ehler has been named to Variety’s list of Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021 for her work on behalf of companies...
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Law360 Names Partner Erin Cox a

Law360 Names Partner Erin Cox a "Rising Star"

Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Erin Cox has been named a Law360 Rising Star.
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Kelly Klaus Named Top IP Lawyers by the Daily Journal

Kelly Klaus Named Top IP Lawyers by the Daily Journal

Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Kelly Klaus has once again been named among the Top IP Litigators in California by the Daily Journal on April 21, 2021...
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