Bart Williams is one of the nation’s most sought after trial lawyers. He has extensive experience in a wide array of commercial litigation as well as white collar criminal defense and internal corporate investigations. He has served as lead trial counsel for numerous companies in bet-the-company trials. Bart has served as a litigator and counselor for many Fortune 500 corporations in a variety of industries, including the media and entertainment, banking and financial services, technology, aerospace, pharmaceutical and fashion industries. He has also represented celebrities, government officials and corporate executives individually in high-stakes matters.
A member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Bart has compiled an impressive list of victories in jury and bench trials throughout the United States. He has been featured in numerous publications such as Law360, The American Lawyer, Black Enterprise, Savoy, Chambers USA and the Daily Journal, which has repeatedly named him one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of California. Bart was also profiled by The American Lawyer as one of the Top 45 Lawyers in America under the age of 45. In 2018, both Benchmark Litigation and Chambers and Partners named him as a finalist for National Trial Lawyer of the Year.
Bart served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California where he concentrated on complex criminal prosecutions involving allegations of fraud or other business crimes, racketeering and money laundering and obtained convictions in 11 out of 11 jury trials. He received several special commendations during his tenure, including one from the Honorable Louis J. Freeh, then-director of the FBI.
Bart is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. He was a starting guard for four years on the Yale Varsity Basketball Team, and received the George McReynolds Award as the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player his senior year.