Liat is currently seconded to the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and is not handling Williams & Connolly client matters.
Liat Rome focuses her practice on complex civil litigation, criminal defense, and appellate matters. Her civil practice covers a broad range of substantive areas, including products liability, environmental torts, and residential mortgage-backed securities. She has represented criminal defendants at both the trial and appellate levels, including before the United States Supreme Court.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Liat earned bachelor’s degrees in Economics, Mathematics, and Political Science, summa cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. Liat taught sixth grade mathematics in Houston, Texas for two years, before attending law school. In 2014, she received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School and she joined Williams & Connolly after clerking for Judge Ann Claire Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Liat serves as a young trustee for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and heads up the firm’s Street Law program, a volunteer project where attorneys assist in teaching at a local D.C. high school.