David Williams joined Vanderbilt's law faculty in 2000, when he joined Vanderbilt University's administration. Over the course of his career, Vice Chancellor Williams has written, lectured and participated in many seminars on topics of tax law, sports law, law and education, and legal history. In addition to serving on Vanderbilt's law faculty, he has taught at the law schools of the University of Detroit, Capital University and Ohio State University, and he directed the Ohio State University law program in Oxford, England, in 1992 and 1995. Vice Chancellor Williams is an active member of the American Corporate Counsel Association and the American Bar Association, where he serves on the Bar Admissions Committee and has served as a member of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions Standards Review Committee and the Standing Committee on Public Education. As a member of the ABA's Section of Business Law, Vice Chancellor Williams has served as co-chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee. He also has served on a number of ABA accreditation site visits of law schools and served on the Membership Review Committee of the American Association of Law Schools. He is a member of the board of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He is currently serving his second three-year term as a member of the Nashville Branch of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Board. Before assuming the role of Vanderbilt University's athletic director in July 2012, Vice Chancellor Williams also served as the university's general counsel. Vice Chancellor Williams serves on the National Collegiate Athletic Association's General Advisory Board and on its Infractions Appeals Committee. He is a member of the state Bars of Tennessee, Michigan and the District of Columbia.