Willamette Law's Steven Williams JD’96 promoted to assistant vice president and associate counsel

by Sarah Carlson,

  • Steven Williams
    Willamette University College of Law' Alumnus Steven Williams JD'96

Standard Insurance Company promoted Willamette College of Law graduate, Steven Williams JD’96, to assistant vice president and associate counsel of Insurance Services Group Legal. In his new position, Williams will lead the ISG Legal department, supporting The Standard and The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York.

In 2000, The Standard hired Williams as an attorney. He was promoted to senior attorney in 2005, and has been a managing attorney there since 2009. In that position, he first led the business support legal team and later managed the claims and litigation legal team. In 2014, Williams became second vice president and associate counsel with continued responsibility for leading the group of attorneys providing legal advice and managing litigation.

Williams obtained his undergraduate degree in government from Eastern Washington University in 1990 and his JD from Willamette in 1996.

About Willamette University College of Law

Opened in 1883, Willamette University College of Law is the first law school in the Pacific Northwest. The college has a long tradition at the forefront of legal education and is committed to the advancement of knowledge through excellent teaching, scholarship, mentoring and experience. Leading faculty, thriving externship and clinical law programs, ample practical skills courses, and a proactive career placement office prepare Willamette law students for today's legal job market. According to statistics compiled by the American Bar Association, Willamette ranks first in the Pacific Northwest for job placement for full-time, long-term, JD-preferred/JD-required jobs for the class of 2014 and first in Oregon for the classes of 2012, 2013 and 2014. Located across the street from the state capitol complex and the Oregon Supreme Court in downtown Salem, the college specializes in law and government, law and business, and dispute resolution.