Clarence William represents and advocates for a wide range of clients before Congress and federal executive branch agencies. Clarence is known for his policy and political acumen, gained over 15+ years of dedicated public service. 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.
Clarence specializes in issues involving opportunity zones, health care, armed services, taxation, alternative energy, local government issues, education, and domestic and international trade and is informed 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.
Clarence has worked with a number of organizations, including: 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.
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.