Rosemarie Ring is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.
Ms. Ring’s practice focuses on class actions involving privacy and data security, unfair competition, and false advertising claims. She has represented technology companies in litigation and government investigations involving a wide variety of products and services, including online social networking, mobile devices and apps, digital content, mobile and cloud platforms, laptop computers, gaming consoles, software, and various telecommunications services. Ms. Ring also counsels clients on compliance with federal and state privacy and data security laws and is a frequent speaker on these topics. In 2013, Ms. Ring was named to The Recorder’s "Women Leaders in Technology Law" list, and co-chaired the 2014 Legal Frontiers in Digital Media Conference sponsored by the Media Law Resource Center and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
In addition to her technology clients, Ms. Ring has developed a fashion law practice, representing companies such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace, in litigation and counseling on a range of issues, including data privacy, trademark infringement, and e-commerce.
Ms. Ring also has an active pro bono practice and is committed to local legal and community organizations. Currently, she is co-counsel with the ACLU in a lawsuit against the Department of Defense challenging its policy excluding women from combat service. She is a member of the board of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center of San Francisco and a founding member of the Bay Area Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society. While serving as a volunteer attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Ring has prosecuted several jury trials to verdict.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ring served as a law clerk to Judge Richard A. Paez on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also worked as a consultant with Accenture and served as a White House intern for then-Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta, before attending law school.
ESPN and ABC Cable Networks, in putative class actions asserting claims under the Video Privacy Protection Act.
LinkedIn, in a putative class action challenging the importation and use of email addresses from members’ external email accounts as violating California’s right of publicity and unfair competition law, as well as the Wiretap Act and Stored Communications Act.
Facebook, in appeals before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court challenging the use of cy pres in privacy class action settlements.
HTC, in multi-district litigation challenging the installation and use of data collection software on mobile devices as violating the Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, and federal and state consumer protection laws.
Verizon, in a putative class action involving third-party billing services, asserting RICO and unfair competition claims.
Microsoft, in numerous putative class actions involving gaming consoles, mobile devices and data services.
HTC, in putative class actions involving the Google Phone and EVO 4G smartphones, asserting unfair competition, false advertising and warranty claims.