Milton Williams

Milton L. Williams

Partner 212 335 2963

Milt joined the Firm in May 2017.  His practice focuses on white collar criminal and regulatory matters, employment law, litigation and advisory work representing corporations, as well as complex commercial litigation. In 2019, Milt was named in The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America and was designated a Benchmark Litigation 2020 “Labor and Employment” Star.

Prior to joining Walden Macht & Haran, Milt was a partner at a nationally recognized law firm, where, in addition to handling white collar matters, he also litigated discrimination claims, restrictive covenant, Dodd Frank and Sarbanes Oxley retaliation claims, as well as SEC and IRS whistleblower claims on behalf of employees.  In 2018, Milt lead the trial team who successfully defended a corporate client in a high-profile public corruption case in the Southern District of New York (SDNY). They won the only acquittal in the highly contested and publicized four-defendant trial. In 2013, Milt was appointed as Co-Chair of the Moreland Commission to investigate public corruption.

Milt previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Time Inc., where his responsibilities included, but were not limited to, compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OFAC, and Sarbanes Oxley, as well as intellectual property, privacy, data security, and other cutting edge areas.  At Time Inc., Milt actively litigated a variety of employment law matters on behalf of the company concerning race, age, disability, and gender discrimination, restrictive covenant, as well as independent contractor litigation.

Earlier in his career, Milt served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the SDNY.  His last assigned unit in the USAO was the Securities and Commodities Fraud Force.  He was also an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

Milt serves on the Grievance Committee for the SDNY, the Governor’s Screening Panel for the First Department Appellate Division, the Federal Bar Council, the Fund for Modern Courts, the Civil Litigation Committee for the Eastern District of New York, the First Department Assigned Counsel Corporation, and the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity.  Milt has also been actively involved with the First Department’s Attorney Disciplinary Committee, the Judiciary and Nominating Committees for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the NYC Board of Correction, and the NYC Local Conditional Release Commission.  In 2013, Milt was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to screen and recommend judicial candidates for the New York City Judiciary.

Milt has tried over 55 cases (both civil and criminal) to verdict. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (1986)
Amherst College, B.A. (1983)

Bar Admissions
New York