Williams & Connolly Elects Four Attorneys to Partnership

January 2017

Williams & Connolly is pleased to announce the election of four attorneys to its partnership, effective January 1, 2017.

“We are proud to welcome four tremendously talented attorneys into our partnership,” said partner and Executive Committee Chairman Dane Butswinkas. “They embody the firm’s unwavering commitment to excellence, hard work and to providing clients with the absolute highest level of representation.”

The four new partners include:

Amy Mason Saharia - Amy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and appellate litigation.  She has tried cases in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings.  Her clients include global financial institutions, law firms, accounting firms, and other corporate and individual clients.  Recent civil matters have involved claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, and professional malpractice, as well as claims under the securities laws.  Amy also has represented clients in governmental and congressional investigations.

Jessica Bodger Rydstrom - Jess litigates complex civil cases, with an emphasis on commercial and patent litigation and professional liability defense. She has tried cases at both the federal and state level and across a variety of industries. Jess is also a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and Women’s Initiative.

Thomas S. Fletcher - Tom’s practice focuses on patent litigation and licensing disputes, primarily in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields.  Tom has represented clients in Hatch-Waxman trials, in appellate proceedings in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in inter partes review proceedings before the PTO.  Tom has also represented clients in proceedings under the BPCIA.

Allison Jones Rushing - Allison has experience in complex civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. A significant portion of Allison’s practice focuses on appellate matters, constitutional issues, and regulatory challenges. Allison has argued before the federal courts of appeals and state appellate courts, as well as arguing significant motions before federal district courts. She has briefed multiple cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals in a wide variety of substantive areas. Legal 500 has praised Allison for her “excellent writing advocacy skills,” and Super Lawyers has recognized her as one of its “Rising Stars.”

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