Kelley Drye Strengthens Growing Government Practice With Seasoned Advisor
November 10, 2014

Michael E. Williams has joined Kelley Drye & Warren LLP as a Senior Advisor in the Government Contracts and Government Relations and Public Policy practice groups, where he will advise on defense, appropriations, resources transportation, homeland security, financial services and firearms issues.

Most recently, Mr. Williams served as a senior public policy advisor in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Government Affairs and Defense & Homeland Security departments.  Previously, he was a senior director at Greenberg Traurig LLP.  With 25 years of experience on Capitol Hill, Mr. Williams taps a vast bipartisan network of contacts within the federal government.  He works with Congressional members, Congressional staff, the Administration and governmental agencies to achieve clients’ lobbying goals, with a particular focus on creating integrated strategies to assist clients in achieving positive legislative and regulatory outcomes. His experience includes creating plans that involve comprehensive legislative, regulatory, grasstops, grass roots and public relations efforts.

"We are thrilled to have Mike onboard,” said Lewis Rose, managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office. “His years of experience representing clients’ interests at the federal level, with a track record of success navigating tough issues, will be a tremendous benefit to our clients.”

About Kelley Drye’s Government Contracts Group

Kelley Drye’s Government Contracts practice helps companies meet the challenges inherent in navigating the increasingly competitive, and highly regulated, federal and international public procurement marketplace.  Our attorneys leverage the resources of a multidisciplinary law firm –   including a bipartisan government relations team that has significant credibility with decision-makers at all levels of the federal government, and nationally recognized international trade and litigation practices –  to assist clients with the full spectrum of issues that arise from government procurement.  No matter how small or large the issue, we provide cost-effective legal counsel with the goal of minimizing risk and avoiding disputes.

About Kelley Drye’s Government Relations and Public Policy Group

Kelley Drye’s bipartisan team of legislative advocates includes more than 25 government relations professionals with diverse legal and legislative backgrounds and significant credibility with decision-makers at all levels of the federal government. They work to advance clients’ interests as they strive to sustain market leadership, ensure a competitive business environment or achieve a specific policy objective. These professionals not only understand the intricacies of the legislative and executive branches individually, but also help clients navigate the delicate interplay between the two.

Kelley Drye is headquartered in New York City with offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Stamford, Parsippany, Brussels, and an affiliate office in Mumbai, India.  For more information, visit