Ms. Joyce Williams, Esq. is a multiple award-winning U.S. Supreme Court-admitted attorney. She is the owner of Armooh-Williams, PLLC, an internationally-recognized Project Development and Finance, International Trade and Commerce, Immigration Law, and Corporate & Business Law firm headquartered in the Washington, DC Metro area. The Co-Founder of Hazina Equity Partners, a global private equity firm- a catalyst in the major strategic shift in transforming investment from a functional focus to innovation for business and risk-adjusted returns.
A vibrant advocate, advisor, and international legal industry innovator, Joyce's legal career have included experiences at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Incheon, South Korea; the International Law Institute in Washington, DC; the Kozolchyk National Law Center in Tucson, Arizona, and the Annapolis, Maryland-based SILLAC firm. In these positions, Joyce provided advisory services to countries and multinationals in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean on regional integration, harmonization of trade law, U.S Trade policies, and project development & finance. Joyce has also provided technical assistance to numerous projects that revolutionize existing commercial and trade strategies to attract substantial direct foreign investments effectively.
Joyce's speaking and writing engagements have enlightened audiences on various trending legal topics, such as regional integration, global migration, blockchain, international sales, international project development, and finance and mentorship in the legal profession.
Joyce is a Presidential Appointee to the American Bar Association's (ABA) Africa Law Council on Rule of Law Initiatives, Special Advisor on International Partnerships and Programs-African Bar Association, and Head of Diaspora-Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Policy Network, Ghana & Diaspora.
Joyce serves on the Executive Board of United Community and Asankrangwa Kroye Kuo. She is a member of the Global Advisory Board of The Institute for African Women in Law, African Diaspora Nation, and a Social Ambassador for Youth Advocates Ghana. An avid soccer fan and an agent Joyce combines her legal skills and passion for soccer to represent players from underprivileged backgrounds and fight human trafficking in soccer.
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Juris Doctor of Law degree. she is admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court, District of Arizona.
Anthony is a highly accomplished Senior Advisor with a diverse educational background and 25+ cumulative years of experience as a legal professional, intellectual property manager, and engineer.
Anthony’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA (1993), a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Purdue University-Calumet, Hammond, IN (1998) and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center (2006). Aside from his formal education, Anthony has gained extensive knowledge of multiple international treaties and regulations related to intellectual property protection and enforcement; of laws and regulations regarding U.S. Government owned inventions and technology transfer; of contract law and negotiations; of US Patent Office rules, regulations, and procedures; of oil & gas/energy technologies and markets; of trade compliance laws and regulations; and of African continental policies and procedures related to trade, services and new business development.
Over the years, Anthony has gained significant experience in the corporate world and intellectual property industry developing and implementing Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and portfolio management strategies. Specifically, Anthony has worked as a Mechanical Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, reviewing, researching and examining mechanical patent applications; as a Patent Engineer for Deere & Company’s Intelligent Vehicle Systems Unit, formerly called Ag Management Solutions; as a Technology Transfer Strategist for a large HBCU, developing the infrastructure for their technology transfer office; as an Intellectual Asset Specialist at Deere & Company’s corporate headquarters in their IP Services Department, preparing and prosecuting mechanical patent applications and providing strategic IP Management solutions and training; and most recently as an Intellectual Property Specialist in the downstream research & development center for Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia.