Michael Williams


Chief Executive Officer

For the past fifteen years, Mike has served as a trusted advisor to several of the world’s most prominent general counsel, helping them on all aspects of their role, including cultivating and managing their outside counsel relationships. Mike is widely regarded as an industry expert, having designed and led numerous research studies, and presenting his findings to dozens of in-house legal teams. At AdvanceLaw, Mike oversees all aspects of the business, including client service.

Prior to joining AdvanceLaw, Mike spent several years working with general counsel at Corporate Executive Board. While there, Mike launched and oversaw the Corporate Legal Exchange, a business unit serving legal executives at mid-sized companies. Mike and his staff developed practical tools to help these clients, and the Corporate Legal Exchange experienced dramatic growth, serving over 500 general counsel clients within three years.

Prior to launching the Corporate Legal Exchange, Mike spent six years with the General Counsel Roundtable, where he held numerous leadership and product development roles, advising general counsel and key law department staff at the world’s largest companies. His work included the creation of an outside counsel management toolkit, as well as various tools and research briefs to help corporations with e-discovery and contract management. Mike received his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.

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