Christopher A. Williams

Christopher A. Williams

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Chris Williams is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the firm’s antitrust and national security practices. His antitrust experience includes merger notification and clearance, civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, and business counseling. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including information technology, electronics and computer hardware, semiconductors, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, and energy and utilities.

Chris’s national security experience includes counseling clients on matters affecting foreign investment, export controls, and economic sanctions laws. He has represented various companies in obtaining clearance before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), as well as in obtaining export approvals and classifications, particularly in the area of encryption, from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, where he practiced antitrust, international trade, export controls and economic sanctions, and foreign investment law. During law school, he studied comparative law and Latin American competition, trade, and foreign investment law in Chile and Argentina. He was also a fellow in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Program, through which he co-taught a course on constitutional law and juvenile justice at a public high school in the District of Columbia.

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