Tiffany m. Williams seton hall university school of law

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  • Juris Doctor, Northeastern University School of Law (1999)

  • Master of Public Administration, Rutgers University (1996)

  • Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University (Rutgers College) (1994)


Courses: Intro to Lawyering; Director of Mock Trial Programs

  • Adjunct Instructor, Seton Hall University School of Law

Courses: Legal Methods & Research (2004-2005)

  • Adjunct Instructor, Rutgers University School of Public Policy & Administration

Courses: Leadership & Diversity; Intergovernmental Relations (2015-present)

  • Adjunct Instructor, New Jersey Certified Public Manager’s Program (Rutgers University)

Courses: Ethics, Administrative Law, Change Leadership, Leading in Public Administration (2011 – present)

  • Adjunct Instructor, Boston University School of Law

Courses: Intro to Legal Research & Writing (2001 – 2002)

  • Teaching Assistant, Northeastern University School of Law

Courses: Legal Practice; Law, Culture & Difference (1997 – 1998)

  • Administrative Law Judge, State of New Jersey (2010 – 2016)

  • Law Clerk, Honorable Frederick L. Brown, Massachusetts Appeals Court (1999 – 2000)

  • Legal Intern, Honorable John E. Wallace, Jr., New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division (elevated to New Jersey Supreme Court) (1997)


  • Deputy Chief Counsel to the New Jersey Governor, Trenton, NJ (2009 –2010)

  • Chief Counsel to the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly, Trenton, NJ (2007 – 2009)

  • Legal Intern, White House Office of the Legal Counsel to United States President William Jefferson Clinton, Washington, D.C (1999)

  • Special Assistant to United States Senator Bill Bradley, Newark, NJ, (1995 – 1996)


  • Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor), United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, Newark, NJ (2003 – 2004)

  • Assistant Municipal Prosecutor, Township of Willingboro (2005)

  • Legal Intern, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (1998)


  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti, Morristown, NJ

Senior Government Affairs & Litigation Associate (2005 –2007)

  • Law Office of Michael A. Armstrong (Willingboro Town Solicitor), Willingboro, NJ

Litigation Associate (2004 – 2005)

  • Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. – Boston, MA

Litigation Associate (2000 –2002); Summer Associate (1998)

nonprofit experience

  • Founder & CEO, The Esther Project (women & girls empowerment), Edgewater, NJ

  • Board Member, Legal Outreach (youth empowerment), New York, NY

  • Ordained Minister & Former Trustee, Upper Room Full Gospel Church, Edison, NJ

  • Former Board Member & Officer, YWCA of Central New Jersey

  • Life Member/former Chaplain, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (public service sorority)


  • New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star - magazine cover feature

  • NJ Business Magazine’s Top 50 Women In Business Award

  • Rutgers University’s Distinguished African American Alumni Award

  • NJ General Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver’s Shirley Chisholm Award

  • Nat’l Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Sojourner Truth Award

  • The Network Journal’s 40 Under Forty Achievers Award

  • Morris County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year

  • She-Wins Award

  • Ujima Political Activism Award

  • Delta Sigma Theta’s Woman of Achievement Award

  • Role Model, Inc., CHARM Award

  • Garden State Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Award

  • Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey’s President’s Award


  • Author, The Esther Project: Every Woman’s Guide To Living With Passion & Purpose, Xulon Press, 2014

  • Author, “Dear Young Lawyer…Be Yourself,” The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association, 2015

  • Video, “Business Development Begins Inside Your Firm,” ABA Business Development Tips, July 2014

  • Author, “How Can An Associate Work Towards A Career In the Judiciary?” Minority Trial Lawyer, ABA, Feb 2012

  • Author, “What is the Biggest Change You Have Seen In the Courtroom,” The Woman Advocate, ABA, June 2011

  • Author, “District Court Compels Settlement Where Client Attempted to Renege,” Litigation News Magazine, American Bar Association, April 2011.

  • Chapter Author, “Signed, Sealed & Delivered: My Life As A Government Lawyer,” The Woman Advocate, 2nd Edition, American Bar Association, 2010.

  • Author, “Seventh Circuit Criticizes Court for Disregarding Corroborative Evidence,” Litigation News Magazine, American Bar Association, October 2010.

  • Author, “Examining the Feasibility of a National Uniform Bar Exam,” Litigation News Magazine, American Bar Association, January 2010 (subsequently cited in Hastings Law Journal).

  • Author, “Social Networking Sites Carry Ethics Traps and Reminders,” Litigation News Magazine, American Bar Association, August 2009 (subsequently cited in Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics & Touro Law Review).

  • Author, “Protecting the Common Interest from Imputed Disqualification,” Litigation News Magazine, American Bar Association, November 2009.

  • Author, “Moving from the Private Sector to Government,” ABA, The Woman Advocate, Winter 2009

  • Audio Podcast, “10 Leadership Tips for Lawyers,” American Bar Association, Sound Advice, November 2010

  • Panelist, ABA Section of Litigation, Women of the Section of Litigation Conference, Chicago, IL (2015)

  • Panelist, NJ State Bar Association, Women in the Profession, Women’s Conference (2014)

  • Moderator, “Can I Tweet? Ethics of Technology and Social Media in the Courtroom,” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, Miami, April 2011.

  • Panelist, “Ethics of E-Discovery,” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, New York, April 2010.

  • Panelist, “Inside the Judicial and Prosecutorial Nomination Process,” NJ Law Center, November 2009.

  • Panelist, “Inadvertent Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege,” ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference, April 2009.


  • American Bar Association, Deputy Representative to the United Nations (2015-present)

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

    • Managing Director Designate (in anticipation of 2017-18)

    • Council (2015-present)

    • Co-Chair, 2016 Section Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (2014-present)

    • Co-Chair, Young Lawyer Leadership Program

    • Advisory Committee

    • Co-Chair, Young Advocates Committee

    • Associate Editor, Litigation News Magazine

    • Co-Chair, CLE Committee

    • Co-Chair, Pro Bono & Public Service Committee

    • Member, Pro Bono Standing Committee

    • Member, Children’s Rights Working Group

    • Co-Chair, Law Student Good Works Competition

    • Young Lawyer Leadership Program

    • Woman Advocate Committee—Chair, Young Lawyers Subcommittee

    • Ethics and Professionalism Committee—Chair, Program Subcommittee

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence

  • New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committee

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Women in the Profession

  • Garden State Bar Association—Chair, Judicial Council; Vice President

  • Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey—Chair, Scholarship Brunch


  • District of Columbia (admitted 2001; retired from practice 2011)

  • Massachusetts (admitted 1999; retired from practice 2010)

  • New Jersey (admitted 2004)

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey & District of Massachusetts

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