Thursday, October 4, 2012

Michael P. Williams, Esq. Joins Pennsylvania's Premier Technology Law Firm, Picciotti & Schoenberg, to Lead Forensic Auditing Group

Philadelphia, PA – October 4, 2012 – Picciotti & Schoenberg, the premier technology law firm in Pennsylvania, recently announced that Michael P. Williams, Esq., joined the firm on September 24th and will lead the firm’s Forensic Auditing group.
Picciotti & Schoenberg provides IT forensic analysis, intrusion investigation, security liability auditing and security consulting to the critical government and business infrastructure that Pennsylvanians rely upon for uninterrupted services.
In his new role at the firm, Williams will investigate the complex economic affairs of local entities such as Commonwealth agencies, court systems and banks. He draws upon more than a decade of experience working with various Philadelphia agencies (government, non-profit and private) to identify errors and prevent waste.
Williams worked on behalf of the City of Philadelphia for more than eight years, most recently as the Senior Attorney in the Law Department’s Health and Human Services Unit.  Williams launched, or participated in, numerous successful investigations during his legal career.  He has worked in cooperation with various government entities, including the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the City of Philadelphia’s Inspector General’s Office.
His practice areas have included Public Health policy and ethics, where he represented Philadelphia County in child welfare appellate matters as well as Mental Health, Lead Court and Tuberculosis Court hearings. In addition, Williams actively participated in the formation of a forensic mental health court, and has coordinated three of the last four City of Philadelphia Continuing Legal Education Ethics sessions.
Prior to joining the City of Philadelphia Law Department, Williams served as the Director of the Minority Business Enterprise Council (MBEC).  During his tenure, the City’s minority participation rates increased fivefold from approximately four percent to 20 percent.  In addition, he created the department’s first Enforcement, Compliance and Monitoring Unit and also established their first marketing unit (“Special Project Unit”) to support MBEC-certified vendors in marketing themselves to Philadelphia businesses and to help City Departments identify and utilize MBEC-certified vendors.
Previously, Williams served as the Deputy Director of Community Legal Services, Inc., where he led the day-to-day operations of the110-employee nonprofit corporation.
Currently, Williams is a board member of Mission Kids, a Member of the Temple Ambler College Board of Visitors and on the Student Leadership Project’s Board of Advisors.  Previously, Williams served on the Temple University Board of Trustees as the Governor’s Commonwealth Trustee.  Williams earned a law degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Temple University.
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