David Williams has more than 30 years of experience in complex commercial litigation and arbitration in a wide variety of areas, including antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, business tort claims, civil rights, contracts, environmental, real estate, reinsurance, and fraud claims. He also conducts internal investigations and advises clients on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
David received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1979 and his B.A., cum laude, from Yale University in 1974. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Northern District of New York. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, where he is active in its Litigation Section. He writes and speaks frequently on a variety of legal topics.
David is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Oatlands, Virginia chapter of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Board of Trustees of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.
David is author of the following articles: “Current Hot Topics Involving Litigation of Environmental Issues in Large Corporate Bankruptcies,” ABA Section of Litigation – Environmental, Mass Torts and Products Liability Litigation Committees' Joint CLE Seminar, Jan 28, 2011; “Notes on Key Environmental Issues in Bankruptcy in the Wake of the Gulf Oil Spill: Claims, Liability Trusts and Channeling Injunctions,” Practicing Law Institute, Jul 28, 2010; “Navigating the Rising Tide of E-discovery,” The Practical Litigator, Sep 01, 2007; “Taking the Lead,” Legal Times, Jul 23, 2001; “Litigators Head Up a Creek, With a Paddle,” Legal Times, Aug 14, 2000; “A Whole New Ballgame: Judicial Review and Estimation of CERCLA Claims in Bankruptcy,” Environmental Law Reporter, Dec 01, 1992; and “Contribution Under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986,” Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter, Jun 01, 1986.
David's other press includes “Roundtable Series Panel Discussion: E-Discovery,” Legal Times, Sep 22, 2008.