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Maria Solomon-Williams

Senior Counsel

(916) 830-6513
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Sacramento
655 University Avenue
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825


Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


Education

J.D., University of California – Hastings College of the Law, 1986

M.A., International Development, American University, 1982

B.S., International Relations and Political Science, University of the Pacific, 1980

Maria Solomon-Williams is senior counsel in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group and also a member of the firm’s International Law practice group. Maria specializes in the defense of complex environmental claims, toxic tort and product liability claims.  She also counsels clients regarding environmental compliance issues outside the litigation context, including property contamination, waste generation, handling and disposal, and recycling/reuse programs.  Ms. Solomon-Williams is a seasoned international trade professional whose international law practice involves import and export compliance, penalty assessments, conducting audits and developing compliance programs.  She represents clients who are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and assists companies in preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses.  She also provides tailored training on specific import/export topics and advises clients on international trade agreements and antidumping/countervailing duty matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Solomon-Williams worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce Chief Counsel for Import Administration handling anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases. She also worked for the Chief Counsel for International Commerce drafting international trade agreements including the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Ms. Solomon-Williams is the Southern California Coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Export Legal Assistant Network and a frequent Lecturer/Trainer for the Centers for International Trade Development, and the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers.

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California

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Contact

(916) 830-6513

msolomon-williams@grsm.com


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Sacramento

Los Angeles

Orange County

San Francisco

Education

J.D., University of California – Hastings College of the Law, 1986

M.A., International Development, American University, 1982

B.S., International Relations and Political Science, University of the Pacific, 1980

Maria Solomon-Williams

Senior Counsel

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Maria Solomon-Williams is senior counsel in the Environmental/Toxic Tort practice group and also a member of the firm’s International Law practice group. Maria specializes in the defense of complex environmental claims, toxic tort and product liability claims.  She also counsels clients regarding environmental compliance issues outside the litigation context, including property contamination, waste generation, handling and disposal, and recycling/reuse programs.  Ms. Solomon-Williams is a seasoned international trade professional whose international law practice involves import and export compliance, penalty assessments, conducting audits and developing compliance programs.  She represents clients who are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and assists companies in preparing and submitting voluntary disclosures, preparing and filing classification requests and licenses.  She also provides tailored training on specific import/export topics and advises clients on international trade agreements and antidumping/countervailing duty matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Solomon-Williams worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce Chief Counsel for Import Administration handling anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases. She also worked for the Chief Counsel for International Commerce drafting international trade agreements including the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Ms. Solomon-Williams is the Southern California Coordinator for the U.S. Small Business Administration's Export Legal Assistant Network and a frequent Lecturer/Trainer for the Centers for International Trade Development, and the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers.

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