Bryn Williams represents clients in all facets of commercial litigation. Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Mr. Williams was an associate in the Los Angeles office of a mid-sized firm where he litigated cases in both state and federal court. On behalf of an investment fund client, he helped to secure a successful defense verdict following a five-week bench trial. He has also represented a financial institution client against complex litigation, including defending against residential mortgage-backed securities claims. He clerked for the Honorable Carlos Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Mr. Williams's pro bono work includes co-founding the Marriage Equality Litigation Project to challenge the Michigan ban on same-sex marriage at trial and on appeal (DeBoer v. Snyder), and serving as student director for the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project, in which he assisted the San Francisco City Attorney's Office in complex affirmative civil litigation in state and federal court, including the United States Supreme Court (Hollingsworth v. Perry).
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Williams served as the director for Point Alones Village Archaeological Research Project in Monterey, where he led a team of archaeologists excavating a 19th Century Chinese-American fishing village. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at Stanford and San Francisco State University teaching undergraduate courses on history, archaeology, and historical preservation.
Mr. Williams graduated from Yale Law School, earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University, and earned his B.A. in anthropology with highest distinction from U.C. Berkeley.