James “Jim” H. Williams has joined Dentons as a Principal in the Firm’s Public Policy and Regulation Practice. Mr. Williams brings to Dentons more than 25 years of experience in the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), where he most recently served as the Manager of the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) Integration Office. Mr. Williams was instrumental in expanding unmanned military and commercial aircraft access to US airspace and served as the FAA’s spokesperson on all UAS-related issues.
During his distinguished career at the FAA, Mr. Williams led the agency’s lifecycle management of all FAA communications systems, oversaw the implementation of the Safety Management System, and managed the team that developed, procured, and installed air/ground communications systems. Before moving to the FAA, Mr. Williams began his career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center after earning his BA in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The addition of Mr. Williams bolsters Dentons’ highly-regarded aviation and transportation practice as it expands capabilities in the US to serve global aviation and aerospace clients. Under the leadership of Partner Mark A. Dombroff, the aviation and transportation practice advises clients in litigation, regulatory, administrative and enforcement matters, security, employee-related issues, National Transportation Safety Board investigation, as well as emergency preparedness and response.
For more information on Mr. Williams and Dentons Aviation team, please see the Firm’s July 27 Press Release. On August 20, Dentons will host A conversation with Jim Williams, a webinar. Media are invited to attend and should contact Lisa Sachdev for more details.