Jill Williamson is the Senior Attorney in the Seattle offices of the Corporate Transactions Group of Gravis Law, PLLC. Jill brings a breadth of experience and a practical business-oriented approach to her work, which focuses on helping entrepreneurs and leaders of established businesses maximize shareholder value growth while minimizing legal risks. She acts as an advisor and outside general counsel for several Seattle-based companies. She also assists clients in conducting internal investigations, defending government investigations and provides compliance advice in the areas of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, export compliance, sanctions, data privacy and compliance and risk management. In particular, Jill is highly skilled in blockchain usage and compliance with laws and regulations in global cryptocurrency and is active in securing the release of assets blocked pursuant to Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions.
She has held high-level compliance positions in both Fortune 100 and mid-sized global corporations.
Ms. Williamson started her legal career working in Washington, D.C. at such AmLaw 100 firms as DLA Piper, Alston & Bird and Squire Patton Boggs, where she defended clients against global government investigations and provided compliance counseling, compliance interventions and compliance system design and deployment.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Williamson served seven years in the U.S. Army as a Russian Linguist, SIGINT operator (Signal Intelligence based on electronic signals and systems used by foreign targets), and an arms control inspector. She was awarded the Army Overseas Service Medal, the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Humanitarian Service Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal and the Air Assault Badge.
Ms. Williamson has an enduring commitment to public service and pro bono work. While at Alston and Bird, she received the Philip H. Alston Award for exemplary pro bono service for her work defending Guantanamo detainees. Most recently, she won an appeal for a veteran of the Vietnam war resulting in the award of over $100,000 in owed disability benefits. She also volunteers as a coach for West Seattle Youth Rugby, and serves as the President of the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union.
Jill graduated cum laude with a B.A. from University of Maryland, University College, and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law, with honors.
Jill is licensed to practice law in the states of Washington, Texas (inactive), and Washington D.C.