Todd Williams

Todd is a partner with the firm. Todd’s practice focuses on litigation and counseling involving a wide variety of complex commercial and business disputes in trial and appellate courts. He regularly handles cases concerning trade secrets, securities litigation, regulatory compliance, employment litigation, fraud, and business contract disputes. Todd also represents individuals and companies involved in government investigations and enforcement actions.

Todd has been named a “Rising Star” every year since 2016 by Washington Super Lawyers.

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.

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

Representing a regional refinery in connection with multi-million dollar business interruption claims following power loss.

Representing multiple companies in litigation involving trade secret misappropriation by former employees and competitors.

Represented shareholders in connection with multi-million dollar claims for earn-out consideration following merger agreement.

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 multiple businesses and individuals in connection with non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Represented business owners against claims of employment discrimination and hostile work environment; achieved settlement for 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 business owner in claims of malpractice against former accountant and CPA.

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.

Representing executive of biotech company in ongoing DEC and DOJ 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

WSBA Corporate Counsel Section: “Bouncing Back from a PR Moment: Rebuilding, Regaining Trust, and Making the Most of a Bad Situation”; February 28, 2019.

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

“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.

Education / Background
  • J.D., with Honors, University of Washington School of Law
    • Moot Court Honor Board, Vice President
  • M.A. International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
  • B.A., Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College
  • Associate, Paul Hastings LLP, New York, NY
  • Extern, Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer, Washington Court of Appeals, Div. I, Seattle, WA
  • Investigator, New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York, NY
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of Washington
  • Eastern District of Washington
  • District of Idaho
Professional Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • William L. Dwyer Inn of Court
  • World Affairs Council Fellow 2012-2013

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