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President, Williams Compliance

Mary Beth Williams

Mary Beth Williams in front of still

After years in the public sector and private practice as an attorney, Williams is well-versed in the regulatory challenges that can befuddle the best businessperson. In her role as Associate General Counsel in the Virginia State Corporation Commission, she prosecuted securities fraud cases and drafted legislation and rules for the regulation of securities trademarks, and franchises. This experience, combined with her background as a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado, provides her with great perspective and understanding regarding enforcement issues and the position of the enforcement agencies.

Based on her background and experience, Williams knew West Coast wineries had been using compliance companies for years to bring in an expertise in the area at a significantly lower cost. She believed East Coast producers should have the same opportunity. Taking the calculated risk that all entrepreneurs face, she left her prestigious position as one of the stateʼs legal eagles and founded Williams Compliance. Today Williams Compliance serves dozens of clients in the eastern United States.