Litigator Gregory Williams Joins Wiley Rein, Bringing Deep International Experience
Gregory M. Williams, former General Counsel and Managing Partner at A7 Global Management Services LLC, has joined Wiley Rein as a partner in its Litigation Practice. Before joining A7 Global, Mr. Williams was a partner in Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and an associate at Covington & Burling LLP. His diverse experience includes handling significant commercial litigation, patent infringement suits, international arbitrations and anti-corruption matters.
Mr. Williams has served as lead or co-lead in litigation matters involving patent infringement, administrative law, contractual disputes, securities actions, insurance coverage and toxic tort. His Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) experience runs the gamut, including managing international internal investigations, conducting due diligence on international agents, joint venture partners and other third parties, and designing corporate anti-corruption policies, practices and training programs.
“We are very pleased to welcome Greg to our firm,” said Chairman Richard E. Wiley. “His proven abilities and successes in important commercial litigation and international arbitration will greatly benefit our clients. He is a terrific addition to our team of first-rate litigators across a range of key practices.”
Mr. Williams received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was editor of the Virginia Law Review. He also holds an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. from Austin College. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Osgood Center for International Studies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to foreign policy programs.
For three decades, the firm has been effectively advocating its clients’ interests in federal and state courts across the country. Its bench strength is considerable—more than half of the firm’s 275+ attorneys are seasoned litigators, including seven former clerks to the Supreme Court of the United States; more than 50 former clerks to courts of appeals, district and other courts; several former United States prosecutors; and a number of former general counsels of federal agencies and senior government officials.
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