Stephanie Goldfarb Herrera

Stephanie Goldfarb Herrera

Stephanie Goldfarb Herrera is a litigator in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Ms. Herrera litigates complex disputes, focusing on novel issues raised by emerging technologies in the entertainment, media, and tech industries.

Ms. Herrera has particular experience litigating cutting-edge copyright, antitrust, and civil rights issues for major movie studios and industry-leading technology companies. Her experience spans every phase of litigation, including significant summary judgment and trial victories. Ms. Herrera also has deep counseling and investigations experience in the tech industry. She was seconded as in-house counsel at a major technology company and has represented tech clients in litigation and investigations involving the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and state attorneys general.

Ms. Herrera maintains an active pro bono practice, with an emphasis on immigration and civil rights, and also serves on the firm’s Combatting Systemic Racism Task Force and San Francisco Food From the Bar Committee. She is passionate about the arts and serves on the board of directors of California Lawyers for the Arts.   

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Herrera clerked for Judge Michelle T. Friedland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Carol Bagley Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before her clerkships, Ms. Herrera was a litigation associate with a major international law firm where her practice focused primarily on antitrust matters.


Entertainment & Arts Litigation

  • 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 – one of the largest jury awards of statutory damages ever in a mass-infringement case.
  • Disney, Lucasfilm and Marvel in obtaining a preliminary injunction in a copyright infringement action against Redbox and successfully defending related antitrust litigation.
  • Major museums, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in collections-related disputes.

Technology Litigation & Counseling

  • Major media and technology companies in counseling and litigation matters involving antitrust and civil rights issues. 

Complex Civil Litigation

  • California State University in winning summary judgments in both federal and state employment suits alleging discrimination and First Amendment retaliation.
  • The San Francisco Giants in litigation concerning spring training facilities.
  • Rent-A-Center, Inc. in an expedited trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery, resulting in a judgment confirming Rent-A-Center’s right to terminate a proposed merger and a settlement enabling Rent-A-Center to collect a $92.5 million termination fee.