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Elliot Williams


Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.S., J.D., Columbia

Elliot Williams is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legislative Affairs of the Department of Justice. There, he oversees legislative affairs in...

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Elliot Williams is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legislative Affairs of the Department of Justice. There, he oversees legislative affairs in matters involving the Department’s Antitrust, Civil, Civil Rights, Criminal, and Environmental and Natural Resources Divisions, and the Department’s work on immigration and bankruptcy.

From 2004 to 2009, he served as Assistant Director for Congressional Relations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Previously, he was Judiciary Counsel to Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), advising the Senator on matters involving immigration, firearms, crime and drug policy, antitrust, bankruptcy, and intellectual property. Prior to that, he served as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, and in clerkships for Judges Charles R. Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and Donald M. Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Professor Williams was selected for and participated in the 2014-2015 class of the President’s Leadership Workshop, and was named by the National Law Journal as one of “D.C.’s Rising Stars” for 2015. He is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Columbia Law School and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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