About D Simone Williams
D. Simone Williams founded Williams Global Law, PLLC, and is the firm’s managing attorney. She advises both businesses and investors on U.S. immigration matters, and has more than a decade of experience representing domestic corporations, multinational companies, and foreign investors. Attorney Williams specializes in advising high-net-worth individuals seeking to immigrate under the EB-5 visa program. She has represented immigrant investors from all around the word, including China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, Latin America, Africa, India, and Canada. In addition, she advises on the financing options that are available for reviving businesses through EB-5 or funding new commercial enterprises.
In the EB-5 sector, Attorney Williams also has experience representing regional centers and conducting compliance review. She has successfully helped regional centers receive certification from USCIS, and also to maintain certification. On a wider scope, she has advised foreign investors and businesses on the L, E, H, and O visa categories, along with immigrant visas such as EB-1 and EB-2. She has also advised clients on compliance issues related to I-9s, and on establishing training programs and best practices for corporate and immigration compliance.
Before founding Williams Global Law, Attorney Williams served as general counsel to an EB-5 regional center. In this capacity, she oversaw the company’s EB-5 immigration procedures and managed a multi-million dollar immigrant investment capital fund. Prior to that, she worked as a senior associate at Baker & McKenzie LLP for eight years, during which time she served as outside counsel to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and high-net-worth foreign investors on various business immigration and global migration matters.
Attorney Williams is a member of the District of Columbia State Bar and she is also licensed to practice law in Canada. She graduated from Howard University School of Law with her Juris Doctor, and from the University of Toronto with a B.A., cum laude, in Sociology. She frequently speaks on topics related to immigration law. Her accolades include being named a 2013 Top Ten 30-Something Corporate Counsel by the Association of Corporate Counsel, and a Top 40 Lawyer Under the Age of 40 in 2012 by the National Bar Association.