Brian Williams represents individuals and companies in all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, with a focus on complex commercial litigation, including trade secrets disputes and other business torts. He also has experience helping Fortune 100 companies navigate both domestic and international arbitration disputes.
Mr. Williams maintains a robust pro bono practice. Among other matters, he successfully defended an indigent criminal defendant against two misdemeanor charges during a bench trial in DC Superior Court. He also has experience working with Brady United and other advocacy groups in strategic litigation aimed at strengthening gun safety measures.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Williams spent two years clerking for federal judges, first for Judge Robert Shelby on the District of Utah and then for Judge Gregory Phillips on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. During those clerkships, Mr. Williams drafted numerous decisions and opinions resolving disputes related to the First Amendment, the Lanham Act, habeas corpus, trade secrets, patent infringement, and various state-law torts.
- JD, Global Law Scholar, Georgetown University Law Center, 2018, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
- BA, Political Science and French Studies, Brigham Young University, 2014, magna cum laude
- District of Columbia
- US District Court, District of Utah
- US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- US District Court, District of Utah, Judge Robert J. Shelby
- US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Judge Gregory Phillips