Ronald Williams

Managing Associate

Washington, D.C.

Ron Williams defends and counsels corporate and individual clients in various litigation and enforcement matters, including complex civil litigation, class actions, and government enforcement actions.

In his government enforcement practice, Ron routinely defends a broad range of clients in the financial services industry before federal and state regulators, including matters initiated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state regulators. Ron has experience responding to Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), managing large-scale discovery, and advising clients on regulatory risks. 

In his litigation practice, Ron represents businesses in class actions and complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts. Ron effectively drafts briefs and discovery requests, prepares witnesses for depositions, manages discovery, and conducts complex legal research on a range of issues. 

Ron maintains an active pro bono practice, with a particular focus on criminal justice reform. He has helped draft legislation to severely limit the use of solitary confinement in District of Columbia correctional facilities, drafted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of an individual charged with homicide seeking to exclude expert testimony, and reviewed innocence claims for an incarcerated individual. 

A fervent advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Orrick and in the legal profession, Ron serves on Orrick's DEI committee in D.C. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Ron was an associate at Buckley LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He also clerked for the Honorable Peter G. Sheridan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.