Vanderbilt‘s David Williams II named fellow of Tennessee Bar Foundation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – David Williams II of Vanderbilt University has been elected a fellow by the Tennessee Bar Foundation.

Williams is vice chancellor, general counsel and secretary for Vanderbilt, as well as a professor of law. He is one of 35 attorneys invited to become fellows this year by the board of trustees of the Tennessee Bar Foundation.

The Tennessee Bar Foundation honors attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profession and administers a grant program, Interest On Lawyers‘ Trust Accounts – or IOLTA. The grant program has awarded more than $13 million to law-related public interest projects in Tennessee.

A native of Detroit, Williams is a graduate of Northern Michigan University, the University of Detroit School of Law and New York University School of Law. He has written, lectured and participated in seminars on tax law, sports law, law and education and legal history. He is a board member of the Nashville Symphony, YMCA of Middle Tennessee, Adventure Science Center, Oasis Center, W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Public Television, the Nashville Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve and the Rotary Club of Nashville.

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