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Felicia Williams

Associate

St. Louis
314 552 6277 direct

Felicia is a commercial litigator and has experience litigating complex business disputes and mass tort actions for Fortune 500 companies and other Firm clients.

Commercial Litigation Practice

Felicia represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including mass tort actions, class actions, contract disputes, business torts, unfair business practices, and loan-related disputes. She has developed a special focus on defending mass tort actions against clients in the pharmaceuticals and medical device, automotive, and tobacco industries, at the state court, federal court, and multidistrict litigation levels.

Felicia aggressively represents clients in a number of other industries, including financial services, telecommunications services, transit, and a variety of private business owners. Felicia has a proven ability of collaborating with in-house counsel and national trial teams to create and implement effective litigation strategies for three major pharmaceuticals clients.

She handles all aspects of litigation - from discovery through trial and appeal - and works closely with her clients to achieve a successful result. Felicia has successfully briefed and argued motions and appeals, including in state court and at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Advertising, Marketing and Promotions Sub-practice

Felicia has extensive experience in sweepstakes and contest laws - both domestically and internationally - and counsels clients on official rules and compliance issues for sweepstakes, contests and other business promotions.

Firm Involvement

As a member of Thompson Coburn's Diversity Committee, Felicia recruits and mentors diverse attorneys and actively participates in other diversity initiatives. Felicia has also served on the Firm's Associates Committee and Audit Committee.

First chaired a multiday jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in a case involving constitutional protection issues.

Successfully briefed and argued a case before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Served as the sole Firm associate for two multimillion dollar jury trials and helped secure 11-1 jury verdicts for both a major pharmaceuticals company and a major tobacco company.

Defended a long-standing financial services client's victory on appeal to the Eighth Circuit, resulting in an affirmance of the district court's summary judgment award.

TCLEs

Sweepstakes - The Essentials: What You Need to Know

Presentations

Panel Speaker, "Millennial Lawyers: Owning Your Career,"
Washington University School of Law, Women's Law Caucus, October 2018