Alli Stillman represents public and private companies in a range of industries in copyright and associated intellectual property litigation matters, with a particular concentration in technology, media, and entertainment.

A nationally renowned litigator, Ms. Stillman draws on her sophisticated technical and commercial knowledge to help clients handle a broad spectrum of copyright issues. Ms. Stillman’s work often centers on novel issues that are helping shape national copyright law, including:

  • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
  • Section 115 Mechanical Rights
  • The Music Modernization Act

Ms. Stillman’s professional and pro bono affiliations include serving on the New York City Bar Association’s Council for Intellectual Property and on the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Children, a nonprofit legal corporation dedicated to protecting the rights of children in foster care in New York City and promoting system-wide child welfare reform in New York State. She has represented Lawyers for Children in several appellate matters before the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and the New York Court of Appeals.

Ms. Stillman began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard R. Clifton, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


  • Notable Women in Law
    Crain’s New York Business 2022
  • Top Music Lawyer: Talent & Litigation
    Billboard 2021-2022
  • New York’s Top 20 Entertainment Attorneys
    The Hollywood Reporter - Power Lawyers 2020-2021
  • 40 Under 40
    Crain’s New York Business 2020
  • Rising Star – Media & Entertainment
    Law360 2019
  • Rising Star
    New York Law Journal 2019

Ms. Stillman’s experience includes representing:

  • Spotify in:
    • Defense of a copyright infringement action brought by Wixen Music Publishing*
    • Defense of a copyright class action on behalf of a putative class of music composers*
    • A rate-setting proceeding for the streaming of musical compositions before the Copyright Royalty Board*
  • Google in industry-wide class action copyright litigation against digital music retailers implicating Section 115 mechanical licenses in connection with digital downloads*
  • Google and YouTube in defense of billion-dollar copyright infringement suit related to videos posted by users on YouTube. Won summary judgement in a landmark decision that held the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (DMCA) “safe harbor” protects YouTube against liability for the presence of allegedly infringing videos on the site.*
  • Google and YouTube in defense of copyright and trademark infringement claims based on user-generated video content allegedly infringing copyright and trademark interests of rap artists with a successful dismissal affirmed on appeal*
  • Google and others against third-party discovery; obtained reversal of order compelling production*
  • Cablevision in a suit for alleged breach of licensing and distribution agreements, copyright infringement, and trademark infringement, concerning the display of cable content on the iPad*
  • LG Electronics and others in a copyright action brought on behalf of artist alleging infringement of museum artwork in digital wallpaper and marketing materials for mobile phone*
  • United Airlines against copyright infringement claims asserted based on use of music in connection with in-flight entertainment systems*
  • Scotia Capital in defense of a copyright infringement action concerning alleged distribution of copyrighted publication beyond scope of license*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
    magna cum laude Dean's list, Golden Key Honor Society
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review