Ms. McAlpin’s practice focuses on advising and representing clients in matters involving contractual disputes, content protection, copyright infringement, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), trademark clearance and enforcement, trade secrets, unfair competition, and other business torts. She represents companies and individuals in a wide-range of industries, including music, publishing, art, financial services, and aerospace.
Ms. McAlpin has counseled clients through all stages of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling through appeals. She has experience taking and defending depositions, briefing a wide variety of motions, overseeing electronic discovery, and working with expert witnesses.
In addition, Ms. McAlpin maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representing individuals and organizations in cases of veterans’ rights, disability rights, and immigration issues. She has experience seeking discharge upgrades for veterans and asylum relief for unaccompanied minors. Her pro bono practice also includes counseling creators of content: she has represented a low-income artist in a contract dispute, assisted the estate of a graffiti artist register copyrights, and drafted production services agreements for a nonprofit cultural organization.
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. She served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney H. Stein of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.