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Williams is the founder and chairman of New Era ADR. He was previously general counsel at Reverb.com, listed as one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing companies in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He ran Reverb’s acquisition by Etsy in 2019 for $275 million. Prior to that, Williams was the first attorney at a health care technology startup in Chicago and corporate counsel in the first cloud computing legal department of Oracle, a Fortune 100 company. The inspiration for New Era came from the first 11 years of his practice, which was spent as a litigator at Greenberg Traurig LLP and Butler Snow LLP, where he litigated hundreds of cases, many of which he took fully through trial or to arbitration or mediation. He has also been a director for Streetwise, one of the largest homeless aid organizations in the Midwest; an associate board member of Make-A-Wish Illinois; and a mentor with Real Industry.