Assistant US Attorney, Southern District of New York
Damian Williams is the child of immigrants from Jamaica
Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University
DAMIAN WILLIAMS is chief of the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York's Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.
Damian was born in Brooklyn to Jamaican parents.
Damian graduated in 2002 from Harvard University, where he majored in economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned an MPhil in international relations at Cambridge University and also holds a JD from Yale Law School
At Harvard, Damian won the Detur Book Award, the John Harvard Scholarship, the Ron Brown Scholarship, the Harris Prize. He was named the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar for 2002, under which he studied at Cambridge. At Yale, he was an editor of The Yale Law Journal.
Damian has served on the Board of Directors of Human Rights First, the Council on African American Affairs, and Boys Speak Out. After law school, Damian clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland on the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, and for Justice John Paul Stevens on the US Supreme Court.