Mayer Brown announced that Intellectual Property partner Allison Stillman (New York) has been named a 2019 “Rising Star” by the New York Law Journal (NYLJ). The annual list honors the region’s most promising attorneys under 40 for their influence in their practice areas and communities. (View profile.)

selected Ms. Stillman for advising prominent digital media companies on cutting-edge copyright issues. The publication highlighted her role in securing a federal court’s approval for a class action settlement on behalf of Spotify, which resolved virtually all potential liability for alleged past copyright infringement and developed a framework for songwriters and music publishers to receive payments for future use of their music on Spotify’s service.

The publication also noted that she is at the forefront of the implementation of the recently enacted Music Modernization Act, representing industry-leading digital media services before the US Copyright Office and Copyright Royalty Board.

In addition, Ms. Stillman is actively involved in pro bono and professional volunteer work. For example, she serves as the pro bono coordinator for the IP practice group in Mayer Brown’s New York office and sits on the board of directors of Lawyers for Children, a not-for-profit 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.