Nathan Williams

Nathan-Williams

Nathan Williams

Associate

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3603 | +1 212 698 3599

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Nathan Williams focuses his practice on product liability and mass torts with an emphasis on state and federal court litigation concerning personal injury, medical monitoring, property damage and environmental liability. Mr. Williams’ clients include companies from the performance materials, building materials and pharmaceutical industries. 

Mr. Williams has experience with many aspects of litigation strategy, including discovery and case workup, motions practice, appeals and settlement.  He has experience developing expert witnesses, leading meet-and-confers with opposing counsel and successfully briefing motions. In addition, he has advised partners and senior attorneys on legal matters concerning attorney-client privilege, class certification, common law property and personal torts, contract interpretation, federal and state civil procedure, medical monitoring and doctrines concerning abstention, preclusion and preemption.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Williams was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Experience
  • Defended a U.S. subsidiary of a multinational performance materials company against claims for personal injury, medical monitoring, property damage and diminution in value in federal and state jurisdictions.
  • Represented private trusts in litigation arising from a multibillion-dollar stock purchase transaction involving the allocation of environmental liability.
  • Represented private building materials companies in litigation seeking indemnity and determination of liability environmental remediation at former chemical manufacturing site.
  • Defended a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company in multi-district litigation against personal injury claims.
Education
  • La Sierra University, B.A., 2005, summa cum laude
  • American University, M.A., International Affairs, 2008
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., LL.M. International & Comparative Law, cum laude, Executive Editor of Duke Law Journal
Admissions
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York