Alli Stillman represents industry leaders in their most complex copyright challenges, with a particular focus on digital media platforms.

Ms. Stillman draws on extensive experience helping clients navigate and shape the copyright regimes governing digital media, including in connection with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Music Modernization Act.

She partners with clients to devise and execute strategies around copyright licensing issues and disputes — ranging from day-to-day counseling to bet-the-company litigation — to achieve their business objectives.

Ms. Stillman regularly garners recognition from leading industry authorities, including Crain’s New York Business, Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, and Law360. She is also an alumna of Leadership Music, a fellowship program for leaders across the music industry.

She serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Copyright and Literary 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.

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

Ms. Stillman’s experience includes representing:

Copyright Litigation

  • A social media platform in a copyright infringement case brought by a production music company, challenging alleged use of music on social media platforms
  • Triller in defense of a copyright infringement action brought by a music publishing company
  • Roblox in defense of copyright infringement claims asserted by music publishers
  • Spotify in defense of a copyright infringement action brought by music publishing company, challenging the Music Modernization Act’s constitutionality
  • Spotify in defense of class actions and individual claims asserting infringement of copyrighted musical works*
  • Google in industry-wide class action against digital music retailers implicating Section 115 mechanical licenses in connection with digital downloads*
  • Google and YouTube in defense of a billion-dollar copyright infringement suit related to user-posted videos posted on YouTube, winning summary judgement in a landmark decision that held the DMCA’s “safe harbor” protects YouTube against liability for allegedly infringing videos on the site*
  • LG Electronics and others in a copyright action brought on behalf of an artist alleging infringement of museum artwork in digital wallpaper and marketing materials for mobile phones*
  • United Airlines against copyright infringement claims asserted based on music use in connection with in-flight entertainment systems*

Regulatory Matters

  • Spotify in connection with Phonorecords III and Phonorecords IV rate-setting proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board to determine royalty rates and terms for mechanical licenses under section 115
  • Digital music providers in connection with licensing and regulatory counseling
  • The digital music service industry in various rulemakings before the US Copyright Office implementing the Music Modernization Act
  • The digital music service industry in first-of-its kind litigation before the Copyright Royalty Board to set the funding and administration of the section 115 blanket license under the Music Modernization Act*

*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, Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Order of the Coif
February 16, 2024 Recognition

Litigator of the Week Runners-Up and Shout Outs — Telefónica and OpenAI

Two Latham teams were recognized for getting a summary judgment win for multinational telecom company Telefónica in a busted deal suit involving the client’s operations in Costa Rica, and for securing an important early win for OpenAI in a proposed copyright class action brought by Sarah Silverman and other authors.