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Skilled Copyright Litigator Joins Latham in New York

September 29, 2020
Allison Stillman brings a wealth of industry-leading digital copyright experience to the firm’s growing Connectivity, Privacy & Information Practice.

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Allison Stillman has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and the Connectivity, Privacy & Information (CPI) Practice. An accomplished litigator, Stillman advises prominent technology companies on cutting-edge issues that are shaping the legal regimes governing digital media. Stillman regularly handles high-profile litigation and regulatory matters with significant implications for the industry, from representing technology giants in landmark Digital Millennium Copyright Act litigation to counseling clients in connection with the implementation of the recently enacted Music Modernization Act.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Alli to the litigation and trial team in New York,” said New York Office Managing Partner Michèle Penzer. “Her combination of litigation skills, regulatory knowledge, and technical insight will undoubtedly benefit clients, particularly leading innovators in the digital media space.”

Matthew Brill, Global Chair of the Connectivity, Privacy & Information Practice, added: “Alli is a formidable addition to the firm’s growing CPI Practice. She brings a remarkable depth of experience and proficiency in emerging technology issues that will help expand our capabilities in New York and across the globe.”

Andy Gass, a partner in the Bay Area and leading copyright litigator, added: “Alli is a force to be reckoned with in the world of digital media law. I have had the privilege of working across from and beside her so I know that she brings a mastery of complex technical issues, clear-headed judgment, and the ability to anticipate evolving legal questions. Her arrival is a tremendous boon for clients navigating the full spectrum of digital copyright issues.”

Stillman is the third prominent copyright litigator to join the firm in the past two years, following former General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights at the US Copyright Office Sy Damle and leading music licensing and copyright trial lawyer Joe Wetzel.

“I am honored to be joining a dynamic and expanding team that is taking on the most influential copyright matters arising across the digital media landscape,” said Stillman. “Latham provides the global resources and multidisciplinary muscle that will help me further grow my practice. Through my work with several Latham lawyers, including Andy, Sy, and Joe, I know that the team collaborates seamlessly to deliver phenomenal results for clients.”

Stillman joins Latham from Mayer Brown in New York. She received her BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as the Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. After graduating from law school, Stillman clerked for Judge Richard R. Clifton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office. Latham & Watkins works in cooperation with the Law Firm of Salman M. Al-Sudairi, a limited liability company, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.