David L. Williams

david.williams dbr.com
Phone: (312) 569-1107 (312) 569-1107
Fax: (312) 569-3107


David L. Williams represents and counsels a variety of clients in the investment management industry, including registered investment companies and their boards, registered investment advisers, and sponsors of unregistered investment funds that are organized in the United States and offshore. He counsels clients through the registration and proxy statement process and handles various securities filings for both open-end and closed-end funds. David counsels multi-series and multi-class funds and their boards, money market funds, exchange-traded funds, multi-manager funds and investment advisers.

David also is involved in and committed to diversity and inclusion initiatives at Drinker Biddle. He is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, has conducted firmwide implicit bias trainings and is on the planning committee of the Chicago office’s annual Diversity and Inclusion CLE event. David was a 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow and a 2017 graduate of the Chicago Bar Association’s Leadership Institute.


LCLD Fellow (2017)
CBA Leadership Institute (2017)
Illinois Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers (2015, 2017)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2008
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2005