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Anthony Williams’ Biography

Anthony Williams is a member of Dentons' Corporate practice, based in the New York office. He focuses on commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and financing for global clients. He also counsels domestic and multi-national corporations on securities law and corporate finance matters

In addition to his extensive transactional practice, Anthony acts as general counsel to family offices and private foundations and advises on their legal and business needs. The Legal 500 has recognized Anthony for his M&A experience.

Earlier in his career, Anthony was with Coudert Brothers LLP and founded their office in San Francisco. He was a Partner at Baker & McKenzie, DLA Piper and Co-Executive Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge. Tony has deep international experience in financial management, investments, accounting and business development. He is a veteran of the United States Army.

With numerous other business interests, Anthony currently serves as Chairman of the International Foundation for Art Research, Anthony is a Director of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Vice Chairman of HELP USA and Director for many organisations including the Friends of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies.

Anthony received his JD from New York University, whilst serving as Managing Editor of the University’s Journal of International Law and his AB cum laude from Harvard University. He is admitted to the bars of New York, California and the United States Supreme Court.

Anthony Williams’ Background

2015 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Dentons are a law firm with a global presence and multijurisdictional capabilities. Dentons Corporate offers an experienced team of more than 1,500 corporate lawyers acting for clients in more than 50 countries. Tony specializes in mergers, acquisitions & commercial transactions for American, European and Asian clients.
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McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
Co-Executive Partner
2013 - 2015
New York, NY, USA
McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP was a U.S. international law & public policy firm with more than 575 attorneys & public policy advisors and merged with Dentons U.S. LLC in 2015.
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Current Board Positions

German American Chambers of Commerce
New York, NY, USA
The German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) New York was founded in 1947 and fosters economic ties between Germany and America.
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
New York, NY, USA
The Museum serves as a hub for Noguchi research and scholarship worldwide. In addition to housing the world’s largest collection of Isamu Noguchi's artistic works, his archives and the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, the Museum organizes a full calendar of exhibitions and events.
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RFK / Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.
Vice Chairman
New York, NY, USA
The mission of HELP USA is to provide housing and the support services needed for the homeless and people in need to become and remain self-reliant. Since opening its first shelter in New York 1986, HELP USA has grown into a national organization that develops and manages permanent supportive housing, operates shelters and runs prevention programs.

Anthony Williams’ Education

Harvard University
AB cum laude
New York University
Juris Doctor