James Williams serves as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Liquidity Services. Since 2005, James has contributed to the Company’s market leadership by establishing the legal, compliance and risk management team and processes required to successfully vet vendors, train staff, and offer complete fully compliant services to clients worldwide. Under his direction, Liquidity Services has integrated strict compliance practices into every phase of its business, promoting corporate growth as well as transparency and integrity in the reverse supply chain.
James began his legal career as a corporate associate at the law firms of Kirkland & Ellis and Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati and went on to become Assistant General Counsel for PathNet Telecommunications, formerly a wholesale telecommunications provider. He then served as General Counsel for Acterna, a provider of telecommunications and test and measurement solutions, since acquired by JDS Uniphase Corporation.
James received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School. He serves on the board of directors for Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region, where he co-chairs the Corporate Law Forum and is the former chair of the SEC Committee. Inspired by the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he has also served on the organization’s Breath of Life Gala Committee, actively raising funds to further its mission.