Williams & Connolly represents more than 250 fiction and non-fiction authors. The firm assists an author with the preparation of a proposal, identifies and approaches appropriate publishers, negotiates a deal, and finalizes a publishing agreement, as well as subsidiary rights, movie deals, dramatization rights, and ancillary rights. The firm handles a wide variety of book projects, including best-selling novelists, non-fiction works by journalists, business books, how-to and inspirational books, and autobiographies by former government officials, foreign leaders, and entertainment personalities.
The firm’s clients have included President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Bob Woodward, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Shania Twain, Jill Biden, Lynne Cheney, Alan Greenspan, Marco Rubio, James Patterson, Khaled Hosseini, Katharine Graham, Phil Knight, Tim Russert, Barbra Streisand, George Will, James Carville, Mary Matalin, Mary Higgins Clark, several former U.S. Secretaries of States, numerous U.S. Senators, Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, Queen Noor of Jordan, The Prince of Wales, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan, and many others, including journalists, novelists, business leaders, sports stars, entertainment figures, and others.