M.J. Williams

M.J. Williams is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

Ms. Williams concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, media law, and intellectual property law, including copyright registration and litigation, Lanham Act claims, domain name disputes, trademark prosecution and practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board. She represents corporations in the banking, publishing, advertising, and consumer goods industries, as well as visual artists and writers.

Ms. Williams also has a background in publishing, as a freelance editor, writer, and translator, and with art museums, having worked for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery in Prague, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum prior to joining the firm.

Ms. Williams is admitted to practice in New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Copyright Society of the USA, the International Trademark Association, as well as the Media Law Resource Center.

Since 2015, M.J. Williams has been rated a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for her Intellectual Property practice.


New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Sponsors Significant Expansion and Toughening of New York’s Anti-Slapp Law, MediaLaw Letter, Media Law Resource Center, June 2012.

Framing Art Vandalism, Brooklyn Law Review, Volume 74, Issue 2, Winter 2008.

M.J. Williams is also been quoted in publications such as The Guardian, Hyperallergenic, Gothamist, and New York Daily News on legal issues.


Ms. Williams received her undergraduate degree with distinction (A.B.) from the University of Michigan. She received her law degree cum laude (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School, where she received Dean’s List honors, served as Executive Articles Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review, and founded and chaired the Art Law Association.

Contact Information



(212) 404-8720


Practice Areas: 


Brooklyn Law School (J.D.) Cum Laude
University of Michigan (A.B.)


New York
United States District Court for Southern and Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit