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-profile matters, defending the intellectual property behind blockbuster franchises, obtaining multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements against infringers, handling sensitive internal investigations, guiding billion-dollar mergers through challenging antitrust reviews and addressing new issues regarding NFTs and copyright termination. Ranked in Band 1 in Media and Entertainment – California by Chambers USA, and listed as a Law360 Practice Group of the Year, the Munger, Tolles & Olson Media and Entertainment practice has set and defended precedents that have shaped the entertainment industry.


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


We represent media and entertainment leaders who trust both our advice and our effectiveness in litigation, including:

  • A + E Studios
  • Disney
  • Fox Broadcasting
  • Marvel Studios
  • NBCUniversal
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Warner Bros.
  • Activision Blizzard
  • ESPN
  • Hulu
  • Motion Picture Association
  • Netflix
  • Recording Industry Assoc. of America
  • Sony Pictures
  • Warner Music Group
  • CCA
  • Fox
  • Lucasfilms
  • National Geographic
  • Paramount
  • Snap
  • Universal Music Group

Related Practices

Our nationally ranked attorneys have addressed a wide range of challenges for entertainment and media clients, including:



Our representations include:

  • Major film studios against claims of copyright infringement from a vendor’s unlicensed use of motion-capture software.
  • Walt Disney Company in favorably settling claims that the basic elements of genre movies can be copyrighted.
  • The Recording Industry Association of America in litigation to make stream-ripping services illegal.
  • A major film studio navigating recently relaxed Department of Justice rules on owning chains of movie theaters.
  • Film and television studios in successful battles against illegal streaming services.
  • Publishers, film studios and television productions against claims of copyright infringement for ideas and characters.
  • Netflix in legal action over the commercialization of a fan musical based on its hit show Bridgerton.


Glenn D. Pomerantz

Kelly M. Klaus

Rose Leda Ehler


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