Todd Williams

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: trade secrets, securities litigation, trademark infringement, 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. Todd was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine for 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

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 is licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho.

Featured Cases

Project Thunder v. TNS (King County Superior Court). Represented telecommunications company against multi-million-dollar claims of breach of contract and wrongful termination stemming from an acquisition; obtained favorable settlement at trial. 

McKibben v. Colacurcio Jr. et. al. (King County Superior Court). 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. 

Municipality of Anchorage v. ICRC et al. (U.S. District Court, District of Alaska). Represented engineering firm against claims of professional negligence. 

Somerset v. Wall to Wall (U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington). Represented corporate executives against allegations of securities fraud; obtained favorable settlement after trial. 

More Representative Cases

Business Litigation

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 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 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 technology company in negotiation regarding hiring of employees subject to non-compete clauses.

Represented a quasi-governmental agency in the negotiation of a software development contract and quality dispute.

Employment Law

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 technology company in negotiation regarding hiring of employees subject to non-compete clauses.

Represented local business owner against claims of employment discrimination and hostile work environment; achieved settlement for a nominal amount.

Intellectual Property

Represented a non-profit foundation in the prosecution of trademark infringement claims against a similarly-named institution.

Personal Injury

Represented staffing agency in state investigation regarding prison death and malpractice claims.

Products Liability

Represented manufacturer of mobility products against claims of product liability; obtained favorable settlement in mediation.

Professional Liability

Represented staffing agency in state investigation regarding prison death and malpractice claims.

Represented engineering firm against claims of professional negligence. Municipality of Anchorage v. ICRC et al. (U.S. District Court, District of Alaska).

Represented engineering firm in contract dispute and arbitration proceeding regarding payment of fees.

Representing local investor in securities fraud claims against a foreign asset management company.

Securities Litigation

Representing local investor in securities fraud claims against a foreign asset management company.

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).

Representing executive of an advertising company in ongoing SEC investigation.

Represented an investment professional in multi-year SEC investigation into insider trading.

White Collar/Investigations

Representing executive of an advertising company in ongoing SEC investigation.

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 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).

Presentations and Publications

“Fighting Ghosts: Defending Against Anonymous Online Short Attacks”, August 2, 2018, New York, NY, Litigation Management in a New York Minute – 2018 Edition.

Guest lecturer on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, University of Washington School of Law, “Theories and Tools for Combatting Corruption”, February 2018.

“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).

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.

Education / Background

J.D., with Honors, University of Washington School of Law, 2010  

M.A. International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 2010

B.A., Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College, 2004

Extern, Judge Stephen J. Dwyer, Washington Court of Appeals, Div. I, 2008

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association 

Idaho State Bar Association

American Bar Association

World Affairs Council Fellow 2012-2013

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