Williams & Connolly Client Lynn Goldsmith Prevails Before U.S. Supreme Court in Closely Watched Copyright Case

May 2023

On May 18, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Williams & Connolly client Lynn Goldsmith in Goldsmith v. Andy Warhol Foundation, holding in a 7-2 decision, following oral argument by Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation chair Lisa Blatt, that the Foundation’s use of a copyrighted photograph was not permitted under the fair use defense to copyright infringement. 
The Williams & Connolly team representing Ms. Goldsmith included Lisa Blatt, Sarah Harris, Thomas Hentoff, Kimberly Broecker, Aaron Roper, Patrick Regan, and Rohit Asirvatham.
The case was widely covered by the media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Law360, and Reuters, among many other publications. 

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