Fox’s Gregory B. Williams Appointed Chair of the State of Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission

March 1, 2016 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory B. Williams, a partner in the firm’s Wilmington office, has been appointed Chair of the State of Delaware Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) by Delaware Governor Jack Markell.

Williams, who has served as a member of the JNC for seven years, takes over the role from William B. Chandler III, the former Chancellor of the Delaware Chancery Court. As JNC Chair, Williams will work closely with Governor Markell, his chief of staff and legal counsel on judicial appointments for the state.

“We are extremely proud of Greg and all of his accomplishments,” said Sharon Oras Morgan, Fox’s Wilmington office managing partner. “We look forward to Greg’s tenure as Chair of the JNC and have full confidence he will continue to have a positive impact on the judicial selections in Delaware.”

“We are proud of the contributions Greg has made to the JNC in his seven years of service and look forward to his continued leadership as he steps into the role of Chair,” said Fox Co-Chair Abraham C. Reich. “Greg’s track record as a leader at Fox and the JNC speaks for itself.”

Williams, a former office managing partner of the firm’s Wilmington office and the first African-American to serve in that role and on the firm’s Executive Committee in Fox’s history, has a diverse practice focused on commercial, intellectual property and other business litigation for a wide range of corporate clients, including technology companies, manufacturers, financial institutions, energy companies, health care companies, retailers, government entities, colleges and universities and faith-based organizations.

Active in many organizations, Williams is a past president of the Delaware State Bar Association, is a past president of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia and serves as co-chair of the State of Delaware Access to Justice Commission, which was formed by the Delaware Supreme Court in January 2014. Among many accolades, Williams has been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Delaware Magazine; named to Savoy Magazine's Most Influential Black Lawyers List; named a Top Black Lawyer in the Tri-State Area by The Network Journal; awarded the Distinguished Under 40 Award by the Barristers' Association of Philadelphia, Inc.; and awarded The Judge Layton Award for Service by the Judges of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in recognition of his service to the court and its bar.