Best Lawyers in America has named Brooks Pierce partner Jim Williams the "Greensboro Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year" for 2009. This is the first year Best Lawyers has decided to name lawyers in certain high-profile legal specialities in large legal communities as "Lawyers of the Year." The honor is based on a particularly high level of recognition from fellow attorneys in each area and specialty. Jim's peers consistently rated him at the top of his field.
As a business litigator, Jim has been involved in many cases involving publicly traded companies in North Carolina, helped to shape the law in defense of claims asserted against the nation's largest accounting firms, participated in a number of landmark antitrust and unfair trade practice cases in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and successfully defended securities, ERISA and wage and hour class actions in which the demands for recovery ranged to more than a billion dollars.