Gregory B. Williams Elected President of Delaware State Bar AssociationJune 10, 2013 – Press Releases
Gregory B. Williams, partner in the Wilmington office of Fox Rothschild LLP, has been elected President of the Delaware State Bar Association, effective July 1, 2013. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Delaware State Bar Association for many years, serving in various leadership positions.
For more than 80 years, the Delaware State Bar Association’s goal has been to organize and unite the lawyers who practice in the Delaware and serve as their professional association. The purposes and objects of the Association include the advancement of the science of jurisprudence, securing proper statutory reforms, preserving proper standards for members of the Bar, upholding principles of legal ethics and professional responsibility, and protecting the public from the unauthorized practice of law. The Association also has the responsibility of speaking on behalf of the courts and to preserve their honor, integrity, high standards and proper remuneration.
Williams, who serves as a chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee and is the former Managing Partner of the firm’s Wilmington office, 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. He counsels and represents clients in litigation in federal and state courts in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey in matters that encompass patent infringement and trademark and trade dress infringement; antitrust and unfair competition issues; and eminent domain and other real estate related matters.
Williams is the author of the firm’s Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation blog , which explores the decisions issued by the U.S. District Court of Delaware in the areas of antitrust and intellectual property law.
Throughout his career, Williams has held many leadership positions within the Delaware, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. He is former chair of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware Bar; former Philadelphia Delegate of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s House of Delegates; former co-chair of the Minority Attorney Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association; former president of the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia, Inc.; and former chair of the Brennan Award Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Williams is also a founding member and past president of the Villanova School of Law Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board.
A highly respected attorney, Williams is a recipient of The Judge Layton Award for Service by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in recognition of his service to the court and its bar. Williams is a past recipient of the “40 Under 40 Award” by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the “30 Leaders Under 30” by Ebony Magazine. He was included in a list of “Top Lawyers” by Delaware Today, “Top Black Lawyers in the Tri-State Area” by The Network Journal and “Top African-American Lawyers in Philadelphia” by Tribune Magazine.
Williams earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 1995 and his B.A. and B.S. from Millersville University in 1990.