Clarence Williams represents and advocates for a wide range of clients before Congress and federal executive branch agencies. Clients rely on Clarence’s policy and political acumen, gained over 15-plus years of dedicated public service, to help them navigate potential pitfalls in government regulations, procurement, and legislation.
A former Chief of Staff for Congressman Kendrick B. Meek (D-FL), he served as the Congressman’s chief policy advisor and strategist on all matters before the U.S. House of Representatives. He directly managed the Congressman’s portfolio of issues relating to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Budget.
Specifically, Clarence specialized in issues involving opportunity zones, health care, armed services, taxation, alternative energy, local government issues, education, and domestic and international trade. He is uniquely qualified on issues relating to health care reform, having worked collaboratively on language he authored for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As lead staff for Congressman Meek on the House Armed Services Committee, he has engaged with Department of Defense leadership at all levels on issues from policy to procurement to research and development.
Among those Clarence has and does proudly represent are: ACR Electronics, Univision Communications, Telephone Systems International, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, ReTXT, AMG Healthcare Services, Florida Memorial University, Bethune-Cookman University, Florida International University, and the Florida municipalities of Miami Gardens, North Miami, Palatka, West Park and Opa-Locka, among others. He has worked with these and other clients.
Clarence jointly oversaw activities associated with Congressman Meek’s chairmanship of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, specifically handling issues relative to legislative policy. In that capacity, he often coordinated events with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 100 Black Men, the Urban League, the National Medical Association, and numerous other African American-serving organizations and associations.
Clarence works off of his personal mantra that government will do things FOR you or TO you, based on how well you understand how it works. He believes his primary job is to give his clients the secrets to how government works FOR you. A dynamic speaker who is able to decipher and interpret highly complex policy matters for all audiences, he is well versed on giving congressional and policy updates on subjects such as health care, tax, government procurement, education, and general government process. Clarence is also a frequent speaker on the Qualified Opportunity Zone Program. Click here to view a recent presentation he gave about the program.
PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Member of the American League of Lobbyists since 2011
- Member of the Congressional Chiefs of Staff Alumni Association
- Former member, appointed in 2012 by the Vice Chairman of Fairfax County School Board, of the Minority Student Achievement Oversight Committee
- Former Vice President for Fundraising on the Armstrong Elementary School PTA
- Frequent speaker on Congressional and Executive Branch issues for the National Bar Association