Erin Ranahan

Winston & Strawn attorney for the defense, Erin Ranahan.

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Erin R. Ranahan is a partner of Winston & Strawn LLP, whose areas of expertise include copyright, new media, entertainment, trademark, right of publicity and false advertising litigation. She has litigated disputes in the entertainment industry, including contract disputes involving movie producers, distribution companies and individuals.

She has handled several high-profile intellectual property matters, including litigating matters concerning copyright infringement and the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).

Among her victories was UMG Recordings v. Veoh Networks, where Veoh won safe harbor against alleged copyright infringement for permitting users to share user-generated videos containing copyrighted musical performances.

Ranahan holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Communications from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and her law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, where served on the International Law Journal.1)

Honors and Awards

Ranahan was honored March 31, 2016, by legal publication Law360 as a Rising Star in the Media & Entertainment category.2) She was also named one of Hollywood’s New Leaders in Law in the October 2014 issue of Variety Magazine.3)

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