Attorney Monté Williams Appointed to WV Ethics Commission



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Steptoe & Johnson attorney Monté L. Williams has been appointed by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin to serve as a member of the West Virginia Ethics Commission.  This is Williams’ second term on the commission. 

Ethics Commission Members are selected by the Governor with the advice and consent of the West Virginia Senate.  Williams will serve as a citizen member representing the state’s First Congressional District.  His term expires in 2015.

Williams is Steptoe & Johnson’s Assistant General Litigation Practice Group Leader.  He works on his clients’ behalf managing litigation, negotiating settlements, and conducting investigations.  Williams is a member of the firm’s Emergency Response Team, as well as its Diversity and Recruiting Committees.  He practices in the firm’s Morgantown, W.Va. office.

The West Virginia Ethics Commission was established in 1989 to administer the West Virginia Governmental Ethics Act passed by the state Legislature.  The Commissions duties include: educating public servants about their responsibilities under the ethics act, drafting and issuing advisory opinions, overseeing the investigation of verified ethics complains, and administering the registration and reporting of lobbyists.     

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