Michael F. Williams, F’98, L’01, Becomes Chair of Georgetown Law Board of Visitors

December 20, 2023

Michael F. Williams, F’98, L’01, a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, began a two-year term in July as chair of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Board of Visitors (BOV). The BOV, made up of alumni and friends of the Law Center, serves as an advisory board to Dean William M. Treanor. Its members come from both the public and private sectors and represent a geographically and professionally diverse cross-section of the extended Georgetown Law community.

A professor wearing a suit and red tie in the classroom with four rows of students seated behind him.

Williams with students in his 2023 “Questioning Witnesses” Week One course

“It is truly an honor to serve as Chair of the Board of Visitors. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with Dean Treanor, the hard-working faculty and staff at the Law Center, our dedicated alumni and the students at Georgetown during such an exciting time for Georgetown Law,” said Williams, who is based in his firm’s Washington, D.C. office and whose practice includes trial and appellate litigation before federal and state courts across the country.

Williams, a native of New Jersey, came to Washington as a Georgetown undergraduate and has been here ever since. He has remained a loyal Georgetown supporter in many ways, including as a fan of the university’s sports teams and an adjunct professor – his course “Questioning Witnesses In and Out of Court” has been a popular elective in the school’s January “Week One” experiential classes since 2017. He and his wife, Julin, are also Georgetown parents: one of their 11 children graduated from the college last May and three more of their children are current undergraduates.

“The Board of Visitors is one of the Law Center’s greatest assets, providing valuable insight to me and other decision makers here. Mike Williams has been a longtime friend to me and to Georgetown University, and I am thrilled to have him in this leadership role,” said Treanor.

In this 2019 video, Michael and Julin Williams discuss why they choose to support scholarships at the Law Center and host a group of students at their home.