M.J. Williams

M.J. Williams offers practical, client-centered counsel and representation on trademark, copyright, and Freedom of Information matters to creative businesses, creatives engaging in business, reporters, media companies, and political activists.

M.J. brings real-world experience to the table, a love for challenges and problem-solving, and a creative, entrepreneurial spirit. Prior to joining Wissing Miller, she built and ran her solo legal practice at M.J. Williams Law following her tenure at one of New York’s oldest law firms, renowned for its intellectual property and media law practices. Before practicing law, M.J. worked with artists and art institutions, such as the Whitney Museum for American Art and the National Gallery in Prague, for over 15 years.

Trademarks & Copyrights: M.J. advises on selection, clearance, creation, and collaborations. She also obtains and maintains trademark and copyright registrations in the U.S. and stewards trademarks’ and creative works’ international protection. She counsels and represents owners on trademark, copyright, domain name, privacy rights and disputes. M.J. also regularly advises on and papers licensing and transfers of creative work and brands.

Freedom of Information: M.J. also has a robust Freedom of Information counseling and litigation practice with a particular focus on obtaining release of government records from New York and federal prisons and law enforcement agencies. 

EDUCATION

  • J.D. cum laude, Brooklyn Law School
  • B.A. with distinction, University of Michigan

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

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