Chris Williams is a partner with Perkins Coie LLP and has over 15 years of experience practicing antitrust law in private practice. His practice focuses on antitrust merger control, representing clients in merger reviews by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission and managing cross-border merger control matters involving regulatory authorities around the globe, including in China, Europe, Japan, and South Korea.
He also regularly advises on other antitrust issues related to commercial transactions, including joint ventures and other strategic collaborations, venture capital financing, intellectual property licensing, and pricing, supply, and distribution agreements. He works with a wide range of clients from small emerging companies to large market leaders across a variety of industries, including artificial intelligence, big data, chemicals, consumer products, cloud software, e-gaming, electronics and computer hardware, healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, retail, semiconductors, and transportation.
Chris earned, his B.S. in Economics, cum laude, from Duke University in 2004, and his J.D., cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in 2008, having served on the Administrative Law Review, which is the official law journal of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
Chris is a member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Florida, North Carolina, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.