Rosemarie T. Ring

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Rosemarie Ring is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

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, mobile and cloud platforms, laptop computers, gaming consoles, software, and 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.

Ms. Ring also has an active pro bono practice and is committed to local legal and community organizations. She is currently co-counsel with the ACLU in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense challenging its policy excluding women from combat service. Ms. Ring serves as a member of the board of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco. As a volunteer attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Ring has prosecuted several jury trials to verdict. She is also a founding member of the Bay Area Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

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 before law school. 

Key Representations

  • LinkedIn, in putative nationwide 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 Federal 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 class action settlements.
  • HTC, in multi-district litigation involving nearly 40 putative nationwide class actions challenging data collection software installed on mobile devices as violating the Federal Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, and other federal and state laws.
  • Verizon, in nationwide class action involving third-party billing services, asserting RICO and unfair competition claims.
  • Microsoft, in numerous nationwide class actions involving data services and mobile devices.
  • HTC, in nationwide class action involving the Google Phone asserting unfair competition, false advertising and warranty claims.
  • HTC in nationwide class action involving the Evo 4G smartphone asserting unfair competition, false advertising and warranty claims.
  • Microsoft in putative class action involving Xbox 360 consoles asserting unfair competition and warranty claims.

Rosemarie Ring is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

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, mobile and cloud platforms, laptop computers, gaming consoles, software, and 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.

Ms. Ring also has an active pro bono practice and is committed to local legal and community organizations. She is currently co-counsel with the ACLU in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense challenging its policy excluding women from combat service. Ms. Ring serves as a member of the board of the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco. As a volunteer attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Ring has prosecuted several jury trials to verdict. She is also a founding member of the Bay Area Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

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 before law school. 

Key Representations

  • LinkedIn, in putative nationwide 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 Federal 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 class action settlements.
  • HTC, in multi-district litigation involving nearly 40 putative nationwide class actions challenging data collection software installed on mobile devices as violating the Federal Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, and other federal and state laws.
  • Verizon, in nationwide class action involving third-party billing services, asserting RICO and unfair competition claims.
  • Microsoft, in numerous nationwide class actions involving data services and mobile devices.
  • HTC, in nationwide class action involving the Google Phone asserting unfair competition, false advertising and warranty claims.
  • HTC in nationwide class action involving the Evo 4G smartphone asserting unfair competition, false advertising and warranty claims.
  • Microsoft in putative class action involving Xbox 360 consoles asserting unfair competition and warranty claims.