Kwamina Thomas Williford is a partner with Holland & Knight LLP, where she also serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance Team. Kwamina graduated from Cornell Law School in 2000 and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
Kwamina joined Holland & Knight in 2002, and focuses her practice on protecting companies by responding to government demands, conducting internal investigations, and advising on corporate compliance matters related to allegations of false claims, false advertising, as well as claims about deceptive, unfair or abusive business practices.
Kwamina is the co-editor of PLI’s Corporate Compliance AnswerBook, which is an informative annual publication on compliance basics covering over 30 subject areas that she and her colleagues at Holland & Knight author. Within Holland & Knight, Kwamina has served on the local hiring committee, local diversity committee, and has been appointed to the firm’s national diversity marketing initiative. Kwamina also leads Holland & Knight in helping to facilitate an annual mock trial for local diverse high school students through Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization’s Summer Legal Institute.
Within the community, Kwamina serves as the Chair of the NBA Commercial Law Section, where she helps to organize its Annual Corporate Counsel Conference and select regional programming aimed at connecting diverse talent with organizations and companies.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Kwamina served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Kwamina lives by the creed “to whom much is given - much is expected.” Taking nothing for granted, she is committed to making sure that her legacy is one of giving back and leaving a positive footprint for those who follow. Kwamina and her husband Jason are the proud parents of two boys, Austin and Cameron, born in 2009 and 2006.
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Kwamina currently serves as Chair of the NBA Commercial Law Section.
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