Ansa Assuncao LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Williams has been promoted to partner, effective June 1, 2021. Heather is a litigator and business counselor, who brings efficiency, responsiveness, diligence, initiative, and creativity to her client’s legal and business challenges. She pairs in-depth knowledge of client business models, objectives, and products, learned from relationships built with client legal and business teams, with sound legal judgment to achieve optimal outcomes for firm clients. Heather advises clients on risk management, commercial and contract issues, and internal protocols, investigations, and legal compliance, recommends best practices, and offers proactive solutions to current and anticipated problems.
Heather’s litigation practice is nationwide in scope. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She has appeared in numerous jurisdictions by admission pro hac vice. Heather frequently represents international, nationwide, regional, and local corporations and organizations in commercial and business disputes, construction and contract suits, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury actions, and transportation, product liability, and employment litigation.
Heather joined the firm in 2012 after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2011), where she served on the Executive Board of the Maryland Law Review and was the recipient of the Joseph Bernstein Prize for legal writing and the William P. Cunningham Award for service to the school of law, and the University of Rochester (B.A., 2008). Heather currently lives in upstate New York with her husband and son. She operates remotely out of the firm’s White Plains, New York and Maryland offices.
About Ansa Assuncao LLP: Ansa Assuncao LLP is a boutique national litigation, trial, appellate, and business counseling firm, which operates from six strategically-located offices in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, and Florida. The firm was created in 2009 by attorneys with years of experience in one of the world’s largest international law firms, who sought to create a more creative and agile model that could offer clients superior legal services and greater flexibility, efficiency, and responsiveness. Ansa Assuncao’s client service team works in more than a dozen practice areas and has represented and advised clients in virtually every jurisdiction in the United States. Ansa Assuncao’s team of nationally-recognized trial and appellate lawyers and former prosecutors, military attorneys, and federal, state, and Supreme Court law clerks have tried cases in more than 30 jurisdictions and argued appeals before the United States Supreme Court, numerous federal Courts of Appeal, and many state appellate courts.