Kelly Klaus Wins IP Vanguard Award

Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Kelly M. Klaus was recognized by the California Lawyers Association with the IP Vanguard Award on Aug. 22, 2018.

As the sole honoree in the private practice category, Mr. Klaus was chosen for his significant impact on intellectual property law, outstanding client service, and leadership within a number of copyright law organizations. He was recognized for, among other matters, his successful representation of FX Networks in a defamation and right of publicity lawsuit brought by actress Olivia de Havilland; and for his representation of several major Hollywood studios in copyright and DMCA litigation that resulted in a preliminary injunction being granted (and affirmed on appeal) against VidAngel’s unauthorized streaming service.

The California Lawyers Association is a member-driven organization dedicated to the professional advancement of attorneys practicing in the state of California.

Mr. Klaus focuses his practice on copyright and related litigation, including antitrust and class action litigation. He represents major motion picture studios and recorded music companies in some of their highest-profile litigation.