Todd Williams | Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner Fogg & Moore LLP
Todd Williams
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Practice Overview

Todd’s practice focuses on litigation and counseling involving a wide variety of matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and in arbitration and mediation forums.  His cases have encompassed the following areas: securities litigation, trademark infringement, software quality disputes, regulatory compliance, employment litigation, product liability, fraud and business contract disputes.  Todd also represents individuals and companies involved in government investigations and enforcement actions and advises clients on U.S. export controls.  He is certified as an Export Compliance Professional – ITAR  by the Export Compliance Training Institute.

Prior to joining Corr Cronin, Todd was an associate at Paul Hastings LLP in New York where his practice focused on government investigations, securities litigation, and internal corporate investigations, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Prior to entering private practice, Todd served as International Law Research Fellow for the Public International Law and Policy Group where he provided legal and policy advice to foreign government officials on matters including anti-corruption policies and political decentralization.  He also worked as an investigator for the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board where he investigated allegations of misconduct against the NYPD.

Todd is a former lecturer at the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies where he taught a masters-level course on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and strategies for combatting corruption in the public and private arenas.

Todd graduated with Honors from the University of Washington School of Law and is licensed to practice in Washington, New York and Idaho.

Representative Cases

  • Representing executive of an advertising company in ongoing SEC investigation.
  • Representing local investor in securities fraud claims against a foreign asset management company.
  • Representing engineering firm against claims of professional negligence.  Municipality of Anchorage v. ICRC et al. (U.S. District Court, District of Alaska).
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in an international investigation into anti-bribery compliance policies and procedures.
  • Represented an international technology company in internal investigation into foreign corrupt practices.
  • Represented an investment professional in multi-year SEC investigation into insider trading.
  • Represented corporate executives against allegations of securities fraud; obtained favorable settlement after trial.  Somerset v. Wall to Wall (U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington).
  • Represented a real estate development company in a government investigation regarding fraudulent lending practices.
  • Represented a real estate investment company in a government investigation regarding political corruption.
  • Represented business owner in a forfeiture proceeding brought by the EPA; obtained favorable settlement. United States v. Wildfire Model WFB150-Q2 (U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington).
  • Represented telecommunications company against multi-million dollar claims of breach of contract and wrongful termination stemming from an acquisition; obtained favorable settlement at trial. Project Thunder v. TNS (King County Superior Court).
  • Represented staffing agency in state investigation regarding prison death and malpractice claims.
  • Represented technology company in negotiation regarding hiring of employees subject to non-compete clauses.
  • Represented engineering firm in contract dispute and arbitration proceeding regarding payment of fees.
  • Represented manufacturer against claims of product liability; obtained favorable settlement in mediation.
  • Represented former business owner against claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty.  Obtained a complete defense verdict after a two week trial.  McKibben v. Colacurcio Jr. et. al. (King County Superior Court).
  • Represented local business owner against claims of employment discrimination and hostile work environment; achieved settlement for a nominal amount.
  • Represented a non-profit foundation in the prosecution of trademark infringement claims against a similarly-named institution.
  • Represented a quasi-governmental agency in the negotiation of a software development contract and quality dispute.

Education / Background

  • J.D., with Honors, University of Washington School of Law, 2010
    • Moot Court Honor Board, Vice President
  • M.A. International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 2010
  • B.A., Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College, 2004
  • Associate, Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY, 2011 – 2012
  • International Law Research Fellow, Public International Law and Policy Group, New York, 2010 – 2011
  • Extern, Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer, Washington Court of Appeals, Div. I, Seattle, WA, Summer 2008
  • Investigator, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York, NY, 2004 – 2005

Presentations / Publications

  • "Data Breaches Pressure Companies to Protect Personal Information,"  Puget Sound Business Journal, Aug. 23, 2013.
  • "The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance in the Current Enforcement Environment," NWLawyer, Feb. 2013.
  • “Islamic Legal Authority in a Non-Muslim Society: Designing the Islamic Credit Union of Bellevue, Washington,” 12 Journal of Islamic Law and Culture 145 (June 2011).
  • “Credible Islamic Legal Authority in a Non-Muslim Society,” Arizona State Law Journal Blog, March 7, 2011,
  • Transnational Legal Scholars Workshop on Global Trends in Law and Religion in the 21st Century, “Islamic Banking and Authority in the United States,” November 19, 2011, University of Lucerne, Switzerland.
  • Guest Lecturer, Seton Hall University School of Law, “Introduction to Islamic Law,” Law and Literature Seminar, September 14, 2011.
  • University of British Columbia Graduate Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Conference, “Islamic Banking and Authority in the United States,” May 13, 2011.
  • Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference, “Creating Islamic Authority Structures in a Non-Muslim Society,” Feb 18-19, 2011.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington
  • New York
  • Idaho
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of Washington
  • Eastern District of Washington

Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • World Affairs Council Fellow 2012-2013