Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys Glenn D. Pomerantz and Kelly M. Klaus were named by the Daily Journal among California’s top entertainment lawyers in a report published Nov. 18, 2015.
Mr. Pomerantz was recognized for his representation of non-profit performance rights organization SoundExchange in an important proceeding related to the royalty rates paid by music streaming services. The Daily Journal also highlighted his representation of NCAA in a case that debated whether student-athletes should be paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses.
Mr. Klaus was honored for his representation of The Walt Disney Company in various copyright infringement lawsuits related to the movie “Frozen.” He was also recognized for his representation of NCAA in the student-athlete case, his victory on behalf of Activision Blizzard in a right of publicity lawsuit brought by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega and his defense of Universal Music Corp. in the so-called “dancing baby” case involving a DMCA takedown notice Universal sent to YouTube.
Mr. Pomerantz is a complex commercial litigator who frequently handles high-profile antitrust, copyright and contract disputes in the media, entertainment and sports industries.
Mr. Klaus’s practice is focused on copyright and related litigation. He has represented all of the major motion picture studios and all of the major recorded music companies in some of their highest-profile copyright litigation matters.