Craig  Williams

Mr. Williams is a special counsel in the firm’s Native American Law and Government Relations Practices.  He advises clients on matters of public policy with a focus on Native American affairs.  He is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Mr. Williams is the former Diversity Director at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) where he was charged with helping increase the diversity of the DCCC and its campaigns, and served as the DCCC liaison to the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific Americans Caucus.  He also served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan from New Mexico.

While attending law school, Mr. Williams was selected by The Udall Foundation for the prestigious Native American Congressional Internship Program during the summer of 2013 where he interned in the US Department of Justice’s Office of Tribal Justice.  Mr. Williams served as a law clerk with the Pueblo of Laguna’s Government Affairs Office where he researched and drafted tribal codes on impartial jury selection under the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.  As a clinical law student in the Southwest Indian Law Clinic at the University of New Mexico School of Law, Mr. Williams provided legal services to Native American clients or clients with issues concerning Federal Indian Law, federal administrative appeals, and family law-related legal services.  Mr. Williams was a member of the rules committee for the National Native American Law Students Association’s 2014 National Moot Court Competition.