DENVER – JULY 25, 2013 – Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has appointed Chad Williams as chair of the firm’s Trial Department and member of the Executive Committee effective immediately. As head of the Trial Department, Mr. Williams will lead a group of more than 40 trial lawyers specializing in disputes including antitrust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, fraud, intellectual property, securities issues, white collar criminal defense, and many others. In his role on the Executive Committee, he will help provide leadership for the firm's financial and strategic management. Mr. Williams will succeed Jeffrey Pilkington, who is withdrawing from the firm to serve as District Court Judge for Colorado’s First Judicial District.
“I believe that Chad will bring a fresh, forward-looking perspective to the Trial Department as we continue to focus on our clients’ needs and development of our trial lawyers,” said Chris Richardson, the firm’s managing partner. “Becoming a member of the Executive Committee helps develop new leaders at the firm and I am looking forward to the talent Chad will bring to this task.”
Mr. Williams practices complex civil and criminal litigation with an emphasis in business disputes, white collar criminal defense, securities litigation, and all cases earmarked for trial. In the last decade, Mr. Williams has been involved in some of the largest civil lawsuits and white collar representations in the U.S. He regularly represents the oil and gas industry in major litigation, and public companies with foreign and domestic civil and criminal liability.