Women Leaders in Tech Law: Carolyn Luedtke

Munger, Tolles & Olson litigator Carolyn Hoecker Luedtke was named to The Recorder’s list of “Women Leaders in Tech Law” in a report published Sept. 11, 2019. The list celebrates top women attorneys whose accomplishments have contributed to progress at technology companies and in the law.

Ms. Luedtke was selected based on her success in trade secret and other intellectual property litigation involving valuable technology assets. In particular, she was recognized for representing Intel in a number of trade secret cases in 2019. In two different cases, Ms. Luedtke led teams from Munger, Tolles & Olson and obtained preliminary injunctions against employees who misappropriated trade secrets upon their departure. The injunctions barred those employees from using or disclosing those trade secrets, ordered the return of the trade secrets and compelled expedited discovery. Ms. Luedtke was also recognized for her work successfully defending Intel against trade secret misappropriation claims. 

In addition to the Intel work, Ms. Luedtke was recognized for her role working on a Munger, Tolles & Olson team that won a preliminary injunction for The Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm and Marvel against Redbox blocking its unauthorized sale of digital codes for movie downloads.

This marks Ms. Luedtke’s third time being recognized among the “Women Leaders in Tech Law.” She was recognized as part of The Recorder’s California Leaders in Tech Law and Innovation Awards, where Munger, Tolles & Olson was also named a finalist for “Tech Litigation Department of the Year.” The winner for the “Tech Litigation Department of the Year” will be announced in the Fall.