Ayana Williams focuses her practice on complex litigation matters and represents clients in appellate and supreme court litigation, white collar defense matters, and investigations. 

As a summer associate, Ms. Williams served as the firm’s John A. Payton Fellow. She also interned for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia’s Special Proceedings Division as a law student. 

Before pursuing her legal education, Ms. Williams worked a paralegal and investigator for an international law firm. As a college student, she participated in the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program, conducting weekly GED tutoring sessions at Garden State Correctional Facility. She also worked as a litigation project assistant at a Washington DC–based law firm.

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  • Education

    • JD, Howard University School of Law, 2018

      cum laude

      WBA Educational Foundation Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholarship, Merit Scholarship

      CALI Excellence for The Future Awards in Race, Law & Change, Conflict of Laws, and Legal Writing II

      Senior Articles Editor, Howard Law Journal

    • AB, Princeton University, 2013

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • California

  • Languages

    • Spanish