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Dawn N. Williams Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2008
  • California, 2009 
  • Illinois, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Education

Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude

University of Chicago, B.A.

Language

Ms. Williams’ practice focuses on financial services litigation and bank regulatory compliance, in which she represents some of the nation’s largest financial institutions. Ms. Williams also has experience in insurance litigation, employment litigation, and product liability defense. Ms. Williams practices in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

Ms. Williams began her career with Dykema in 2008, during which time she worked in the Bloomfield Hills, Los Angeles, and Chicago offices. In 2014, she accepted a Senior Counsel and Vice President position at a national bank in Chicago to further develop her experience in the banking industry. Ms. Williams rejoined Dykema in September 2015, and practices out of the Grand Rapids office.

Experience

Ms. Williams has represented financial institutions in a variety of litigation matters, including claims relating to loan origination, foreclosure, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as other related consumer finance claims.

Ms. Williams’ regulatory and compliance practice focuses on consumer credit. While serving as Senior Counsel and Vice President for a national bank in Chicago, Ms. Williams provided legal guidance on consumer credit issues with a primary emphasis on the following:

  • Private mortgage insurance;
  • CFPB and OCC third party oversight requirements;
  • Notice of right to cancel requirements;
  • Fair lending;
  • FTC guidelines pertaining to marketing consumer credit products.

Memberships & Involvement

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Consumer Law, 2016-Present