April N. Williams


Williams, April
April Williams is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department and a member of the Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice. She joined the firm in 2008.


Ms. Williams has a general litigation practice with a particular focus on investigations and criminal litigation. Her practice has included a range of complex matters, including litigation involving federal and state securities laws and arbitrations involving insurance disputes. Ms. Williams has represented clients at various stages of litigation, including discovery, motions practice and trial preparation.

Ms. Williams also shares the firm’s commitment to pro bono work. She has represented clients on a pro bono basis in cases involving immigration issues before the Ninth Circuit, as well as guardianship issues in DC Superior Court.

Past Experience

While in law school, Ms. Williams served as a law clerk to Administrative Law Judge Tonya Odom at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington DC. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Williams worked at two North Carolina law firms handling matters associated with Intellectual Property, Estate Planning and Administration, and various corporate matters.

Professional Activities

Ms. Williams is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association.

Publications & News


June 10, 2014

European Court of Justice Provides Guidance Regarding Potential Liability of Cartel Members in EU Member States for Sales by Non-Cartel Participants

Last week, the EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), held that Member State laws may not categorically prohibit consumers from recovering from cartel members damages attributable to purchases from non-cartel participants that—acting independently—were able to charge inflated prices as a result of market-wide price effects from cartel behavior.

January 17, 2014

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth Honors WilmerHale

WilmerHale was honored for outstanding pro bono dedication and efforts at this year’s Healing & Hope reception, an annual awards ceremony and fundraiser for the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.


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JD, Howard University School of Law, 2008, Dean's Fellow; President, Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Team

BA, English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

North Carolina


The Hon. Stephan P. Mickle, US District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2011 - 2012

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