Dale Cendali has been at the forefront of major copyright disputes, having argued several times before the U.S. Supreme Court on cases of first impression.

She recently represented The Associated Press in a lawsuit involving the artist who created the now famous “Hope” image of President Obama. The case pitted fair use against the protection of copyrighted photos in an age when news organizations face declining revenues. The issues got sidelined after the artist admitted he lied about which photo he had used.

“That’s important because I’ve seen a growing trend in the law of fabricating evidence,” Cendali said. The case ultimately settled.

Cendali, longtime attorney for Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, also recently defeated copyright infringement claims brought on behalf of the writer of a book featuring “Willy the Wizard.”