Kelly A. Williams

Senior Career Associate

Global Operations & Innovation Center

Kelly Williams is a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution group at Orrick’s Global Operations and Innovation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. She has more than 25 years’ experience litigating a broad range of complex litigation matters in federal and state courts.

This experience includes commercial litigation, product liability matters, toxic torts, intellectual property litigation, defamation, unfair competition, and insurance coverage litigation. She also has experience with putative class action matters, e-discovery, and jury and non-jury trials.

Kelly is also dedicated to pro bono representation and community service. She has participated in child custody conciliation programs, criminal records expungement projects, and most recently assisted the Center for Secure and Modern Elections with evaluating the impact of COVID-19 regulations on state elections. She has also engaged in community service by serving on the board of Sojourner House, a faith-based residential recovery program for mothers and children in the Pittsburgh, PA, area, and by volunteering for community service-based projects such as distributing backpacks and school supplies for children in need.

Kelly has also served in multiple leadership positions for local and national bar associations, including the Allegheny County Bar Association and DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar. Prior to joining Orrick, Kelly practiced as an associate in the Pittsburgh office of the global law firm McGuireWoods and as a Senior Attorney at Houston Harbaugh, P.C., in Pittsburgh.
    • Served as national coordinating counsel for international healthcare company defending toxic tort claims.
    • Defeated class certification in a breach of warranty action against a national lumber manufacturer.
    • Served as lead local counsel defending a national underground utility locating company in more than 60 matters.
    • Represented and led all aspects of e-discovery for manufacturer of ultrasonic measurement equipment for nuclear power plants in unfair competition and Sherman Antitrust action against international nuclear power plant company.
    • Obtained summary judgment in action brought against bathroom remodeling company for defamation, commercial disparagement, unfair competition, trademark infringement, tortious interference with prospective contractual relationships and civil conspiracy.