Greta B. Williams is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Departments.
She has represented clients at the federal and state appellate and trial court levels, including matters involving employment law, class actions, trade secrets and constitutional law. Ms. Williams has represented clients in a wide range of employment matters, including those involving non-competition agreements and trade secrets, executive employment disputes, wage-hour and discrimination laws, and whistleblower protection laws. She has experience in trial proceedings, including direct examination of a fact witness in a trade secrets dispute in the Delaware Court of Chancery. She has also handled numerous employment-related investigations, including investigations involving sexual harassment allegations and the possible misappropriation of trade secrets. Representative engagements include:
Obtained summary judgment for client in a pair of wage-and-hour class actions involving claims that workers were misclassified as independent contractors.
Conducted an investigation into highly-publicized sexual harassment allegations against a senior executive at a large media company.
Conducted internal investigation into allegations of trade secret misappropriation involving a major consumer packaged goods manufacturer.
Represented and helped to obtain favorable settlement for an employer in a lawsuit brought by a former executive alleging disability discrimination and defamation.
Obtained temporary restraining order and subsequently helped to negotiate settlement after three days of trial in significant non-compete and trade secrets litigation on behalf of AlixPartners against two former Asia-based executives.
Successfully obtained the dismissal of a Charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a former employee alleging disability discrimination.
Obtained summary judgment for SAIC in a False Claims Act whistleblower retaliation case.
Part of team that won a $59 million judgment after a three-week trial before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in a dispute with the Government concerning pension costs.
Ms. Williams frequently writes on employment law and trade secret related topics. She is the co-author of the annual “Trade Secrets Litigation Round-Up” published in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.
Ms. Williams earned her law degree in 2009 from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2003, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. Before law school, Ms. Williams worked as a television news writer.
Ms. Williams is a member of the District of Columbia and the California bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Federal Circuits, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Williams also serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee.
University of California - Berkeley - 2009 Juris Doctor
Amherst College - 2003 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar