Rose Leda Ehler

Rose Leda Ehler

Rose Leda Ehler is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

Ms. Ehler litigates high stakes disputes on behalf of a wide variety of clients in the tech and entertainment industries. She also serves as trusted counsel, advising on legal strategy, with a particular focus on protecting intellectual property and consumer tech.   

In 2021, she was named to Variety’s list of Hollywood’s New Leaders and also named one of the Daily Journal’s top 40 lawyers in California under 40. Ms. Ehler was named a 2020 Media & Entertainment MVP by Law360 the same year she was recognized as a Rising Star. She was profiled in Variety’s 2018 Legal Impact Report based on her work for the major studios. Her contributions to the studios’ winning litigation against VidAngel earned her a place on the National Law Journal’s list of Winning Litigators and a Daily Journal Top Verdict honor. She has also been recognized among The Recorder’sNext Generation Women Leaders in Tech Law,” based on her work for Square, Inc. and other clients.

Experience

Entertainment & Copyright Litigation

Ms. Ehler has significant experience representing motion picture studios, content creators and recording companies in litigation that protects their copyrights. Key representations include:

  • The studio members of the Motion Picture Association in obtaining a $50 million stipulated judgment and permanent injunction against pirate streaming service, Omniverse.
  • The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (the studio members of the Motion Picture Association plus Amazon and Canal+) in shutting down pirate streaming service, Crystal Clear Media and its operators and obtaining a $40 million stipulated judgment.
  • Disney, Lucasfilm, Fox, Warner Bros., Marvel, New Line, and Turner Entertainment, in winning a $62.4 million jury verdict in a copyright infringement and circumvention action against VidAngel.
  • Disney, Lucasfilm and Marvel in obtaining a preliminary injunction in a copyright infringement action against Redbox.
  • The National Fire Protection Association, a major standard-setting organization, in litigation challenging whether standards lose their copyright protection when government bodies incorporate them by reference.
  • SoundExchange on behalf of the major and indie record companies and recording artists in a Copyright Royalty Board proceeding to set statutory royalty rates owed by webcasters for non-interactive music streaming in the United States through the year 2020.

Technology Litigation & Counseling

Ms. Ehler spent four months seconded as in-house product counsel for Square, Inc., during which Ms. Ehler advised business teams on legal issues including privacy, copyright and trademark, consumer protection laws, as well as contract negotiation and drafting.  

Since then, she has applied her knowledge, both litigating on behalf of tech clients, but also advises clients from startups to public companies on issues ranging from automatic renewal laws and other consumer protection issues, to contract compliance and dispute resolution, to arbitration clauses, and most recently with respect to entertainment streaming services and the emerging market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs).