E.K. McWilliams is a member of the Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice. McWilliams’ practice focuses on internal and government-initiated investigations. McWilliams is a certified anti-money laundering compliance specialist and has particular experience in the area of anti-money laundering regulation and the Bank Secrecy Act.
McWilliams has experience on matters spanning industries including banking, gaming, automotive, and manufacturing.
McWilliams received a J.D. from Northwestern Law School in 2014 and graduated cum laude. While at Northwestern Law, McWilliams served as a member of the Center on Wrongful Convictions and the Children and Family Justice Center, and was awarded a Point Foundation Scholarship and a FASPE Fellowship. Before law school, McWilliams attended Oxford University as a Clarendon International Scholar and received an M.S. in comparative social policy. Before that, McWilliams received a B.A. with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where E.K. served as chair of the Associated Students of Madison and received a Letters and Science Senior Honors research grant to write a thesis in applied ethics.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, McWilliams worked as chief of staff to a leader in the Wisconsin State legislature, and coordinated policy research, legislative strategy, media relations and constituent services.