Vanessa Williams

by Justin Cates
Vanessa Williams
Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Vanessa Williams serves as Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Kelly, a global leader in providing strategic workforce solutions and connecting talented people to great companies, she oversees the legal and corporate security teams.

Williams joined Kelly in 2020 with 24 years of senior legal experience at companies in the data science and information industries. She manages regulatory and legal compliance for Kelly, directs strategic legal initiatives, and provides senior management with actionable counsel.

Williams also oversees the global legal team and manages outside counsel relationships.

With extensive experience in commercial transactions, litigation management, data privacy, international law, and contract management, Williams offers counsel grounded in the rule of law and nurtured with practicality and innovation. She leads her teams with integrity, respect, and honesty.

Prior to joining Kelly, Williams served as Senior Vice President in legal, risk and compliance for IHS Markit, a London-based global information provider.

Williams holds a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Alabama, Master’s in International Business from Wayne State University and J.D. from William and Mary Law School.

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