Alumni such as Gregory B. Williams ‘95—a partner in the Wilmington office of Fox Rothschild LLP and the 66th President of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA)—are great examples of how a Villanova education prepares graduates to practice law and serve in leadership roles at the highest levels.
At Fox Rothschild, Williams has a diverse practice focused on commercial, intellectual property and other business litigation for a wide range of corporate clients. He also writes the firm’s Delaware Intellectual Property Litigation blog, which examines the decisions issued by the U.S. District Court of Delaware in the areas of intellectual property and antitrust law. Students looking to follow in Williams’s professional footsteps can immerse themselves in Villanova Law’s Intellectual Property curriculum, which provides a strong foundation in trade secret, patent, copyright and trademark law.
Leadership roles are not new for Williams, who became Fox Rothschild’s first African American Office Managing Partner in 2007. He has held numerous positions within the Delaware, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations throughout his career and is a past President of the Barrister’s Association of Philadelphia. Williams was honored with The Judge Layton Award for Service by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in recognition of his service to the court and its bar. A dedicated alum, he is also a past President and founding member of the Villanova Law Minority Alumni Association.
During his one-year term as President of the Delaware State Bar Association, Williams’ initiatives include launching a Mentoring Program to match newly admitted Delaware attorneys with seasoned practitioners. With this appointment, he joins Villanova Law alumni Kathleen Wilkinson ’81 and Rachel Branson ’06 as current leaders of Bar Associations in the Greater Philadelphia region.