Ava U. McAlpin is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. McAlpin’s practice focuses on matters involving content protection, copyright infringement, trademark enforcement, unfair competition, and contractual disputes. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representing individuals and organizations in cases of veterans rights and immigration issues, as well as representing artists in contract disputes.
Ms. McAlpin graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 2009 with an A.B. in philosophy. Her undergraduate thesis was on the philosophical justifications of freedom of speech. She received her J.D. magna cum laude (Order of the Coif) from New York University School of Law in 2013. During law school, Ms. McAlpin served as managing editor for the N.Y.U. Journal of Intellectual Property and as an article editor for Annual Survey of American Law and also participated in the N.Y.U. Technology Law & Policy Clinic. Ms. McAlpin served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.