Mr Michael Williams > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States

Position

Mike Williams is a trial lawyer and appellate advocate who represents individuals, businesses, and governments in complex, high-stakes litigation. Since joining Kirkland & Ellis after a clerkship on the Supreme Court, Mike has led the representation of clients across a broad array of matters, including administrative law, antitrust, banking, constitutional law, copyrights, civil rights, environmental law, mergers and acquisitions, and products liability. Mike is one of the rare litigators who argues cases to juries, judges, and courts of appeals. Mike’s appellate practice includes a special focus on representing United States territories and territorial residents in landmark litigation concerning their relationship with the United States. Mike’s pro bono practice includes the successful representation of death-row prisoners in actual-innocence and intellectual-disability cases in federal and state courts. Mike teaches trial advocacy at Georgetown University Law Center and regularly presents on trial skills for bar associations.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., summa cum laude, 2001; Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., 1998