Simon J. Williams

Senior Associate

Simon Williams focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters. Before joining the firm, he was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and clerked for the Honorable Kimba M. Wood of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Williams received his JD magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif, served as Senior Articles Editor of the New York University Law Review, and received the Vanderbilt Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the School of Law. Before law school, Mr. Williams earned a BA from Harvard University and MPhil and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Mr. Williams was also a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at the Israel Institute, where his research focused on contemporary Arabic and Hebrew literature.


  • Education

    • JD, New York University School of Law, 2018

      magna cum laude

      Order of the Coif, Vanderbilt Medal for Outstanding Contributions to the School of Law

      Senior Articles Editor, New York University Law Review 

      Florence Allen Scholar

    • DPhil, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, 2014

      Rhodes Scholar
    • MPhil, Modern Middle East Studies, University of Oxford, 2011

      with Distinction

      Rhodes Scholar

    • BA, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard College, 2009

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Kimba M. Wood, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2020 - 2021



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