Williams, April

April N. Williams

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


Ms. Williams has a general litigation practice with a particular focus on white collar defense and investigations. 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.

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  • Education

    • 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

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • North Carolina

  • Clerkships

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