Grace Davis Fisher

Grace Davis Fisher

Grace Davis Fisher is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson who specializes in complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on entertainment and technology matters.

Ms. Davis Fisher has represented clients including major motion picture and television studios, streaming services, recorded music companies, international luxury brands and blue-chip technology companies in state and federal matters and arbitration proceedings.

She has broad experience representing entertainment clients in matters ranging from deal structuring and talent relations to litigating high-stakes copyright, trademark and First Amendment disputes. Ms. Davis Fisher also routinely represents founders and technology companies in cases involving trade secret and privacy issues.

Ms. Davis Fisher regularly speaks and writes on issues including anti-SLAPP laws, fair use and the intersection of intellectual property law and emerging technologies. She has spoken at the USC Intellectual Property Institute and the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Intellectual Property and Internet Law Symposium. She also has presented to numerous recorded music and motion picture companies regarding legal developments affecting rightsholders.

Ms. Davis Fisher is active in the legal community, where she serves on the Executive Committee for the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Intellectual Property & Internet Law Section, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL) Leadership Development Committee, and the Media Law Resource Center’s Anti-SLAPP and Litigation Committees. She was named a 2023 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder. Ms. Davis Fisher also is actively involved in the Federal Bar Association’s Northern District of California Chapter and is a Barrister in the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court.

Ms. Davis Fisher is involved in the San Francisco community, where she serves on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel and is a member of Prelude at the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Young Patrons Circle and St. Joseph’s Arts Society. 

Ms. Davis Fisher earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and Student Senate President. After law school, Ms. Davis Fisher clerked for Judge Catharina Haynes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge David C. Godbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Key Representations

  • The Motion Picture Association as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith.
  • Netflix in litigation concerning the commercialization of a fan musical based on the hit original series Bridgerton.
  • A major film and television studio in anti-SLAPP litigation involving a well-known motion picture.
  • Leading film and television studios in multiple disputes with creators of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and mobile phone games regarding infringement of the studios’ intellectual property rights.
  • A major television studio in a breach of contract dispute concerning a television series.
  • The founder and CEO of a leading publicly traded cryptocurrency platform in state and federal litigation stemming from a founder dispute.
  • Publicly traded technology and streaming companies in federal court and arbitration proceedings involving alleged breaches of state and federal privacy laws.
  • A Fortune 50 technology company in a highly sensitive trade secret dispute.

Key Representations

  • The Motion Picture Association as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court in Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith.
  • Netflix in litigation concerning the commercialization of a fan musical based on the hit original series Bridgerton.
  • A major film and television studio in anti-SLAPP litigation involving a well-known motion picture.
  • Leading film and television studios in multiple disputes with creators of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and mobile phone games regarding infringement of the studios’ intellectual property rights.
  • A major television studio in a breach of contract dispute concerning a television series.
  • The founder and CEO of a leading publicly traded cryptocurrency platform in state and federal litigation stemming from a founder dispute.
  • Publicly traded technology and streaming companies in federal court and arbitration proceedings involving alleged breaches of state and federal privacy laws.
  • A Fortune 50 technology company in a highly sensitive trade secret dispute.