Munger, Tolles & Olson litigation partner Kelly Klaus has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top Intellectual Property Attorneys. Mr. Klaus was one of 75 California litigators on the April 18 list.
The legal newspaper recognized Mr. Klaus for his successful work in shutting down file-sharing website LimeWire, which the publication called “one of the industry's most wide-reaching copyright actions in the past decade.” It also noted his victory in Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. et al v. WTV Systems Inc., where he obtained a permanent injunction against Zediva, an online movie rental company that streamed unlicensed “rentals” to subscribers.
Mr. Klaus told the Daily Journal that his interest in copyright law stemmed from a class he took at Stanford Law School with a professor so passionate it was contagious.
“From the time I took his copyright class, I knew this was exactly the field I wanted to practice in,” Mr. Klaus said. “And I've been fortunate to have been involved in the area during a time when it's been incredibly active, when the confluence of copyright and the Internet is so active and exciting.”
Mr. Klaus is a litigation partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger Tolles. His practice is focused on copyright and complex commercial litigation.