Woman Leader in Tech Law: Rose Ehler

Munger, Tolles & Olson litigator Rose Leda Ehler was profiled among The Recorder’s “Women Leaders in Tech Law” on Nov. 13, 2018. The list celebrates lawyers who “tackle the tech industry’s biggest courtroom clashes, help build its most innovative companies and negotiate the deals that move markets.”

Ms. Ehler, who has practiced law since 2012, was selected as one of 30 “Next Generation Honorees.” The publication described this category of up-and-coming women lawyers as “each making their mark at law firms and tech companies in California in their first decade of practice.”

Ms. Ehler was selected based on her work as a trusted advisor to technology and entertainment companies who often seek her counsel in disputes involving consumer technology. In particular, she was recognized for representing:

  • Disney, Fox and Warner Bros. in achieving a preliminary injunction – and Ninth Circuit affirmance – that served as a “death blow” against pirate movie streaming service VidAngel.
  • Disney, Lucasfilm and Marvel in a suit against Redbox regarding its unauthorized sale of digital codes sold in DVD “Combo Packs.” (The studios ultimately won a preliminary injunction against Redbox.)
  • Square, owner of Caviar food delivery service, in a consumer class action case at the forefront of the evolving “app economy.”
  • SoundExchange in copyright royalty litigation and an appeal that set the rates music streaming services Pandora, iHeartRadio and others would pay copyright owners and artists in the United States through the year 2020.

Ms. Ehler’s work has earned widespread recognition. In April 2018, she was named to the “Up Next” section of Variety’s 2018 Legal Impact Report, which highlights rising star attorneys in entertainment law.