Munger Tolles Named The Recorder’s Privacy and Data Security Department of the Year

Munger, Tolles & Olson was named the Privacy and Data Security Department of the Year by The Recorder on Feb. 26, 2016. This accolade places Munger Tolles among “California litigation practices that delivered exceptional results on their clients’ most critical and challenging matters.”

The publication highlighted Munger Tolles’ achievements in three particular cases, including:

  • Successfully defending The Regents of the University of California in a $1.25 million jury trial alleging the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Health System breached a woman’s medical privacy by negligently releasing her medical records to a romantic rival. The UC Regents defense team included Bradley S. Phillips and Bryan H. Heckenlively.
  • Obtaining dismissals on behalf of ESPN and Disney in a series of putative class actions asserting claims under the Video Privacy Protection Act. The attorneys involved in these matters include Rosemarie T. Ring and Jonathan H. Blavin.
  • Obtaining resolution for HTC in multi-district litigation alleging that software installed on smartphones improperly collects and transmits user data to third parties. Ms. Ring and Mr. Blavin represented HTC in the litigation.

Honorees were selected based on the degree of difficulty, dollar value and importance of each matter to the client; the depth and breadth of the practice; and the use of strategic approaches that proved successful.