Expert on Congress and congressional oversight

Former senior justice department leader and federal prosecutor Elliot Williams is currently a legal analyst on CNN. His signature reasoned and intelligent analysis have established him as a go-to voice for legal and political analysis today.

As a regular guest host on SiriusXM’s nonpartisan political talk radio network, he has guided senators, governors, cabinet officials, and other newsmakers through enlightening discussions of law, politics, immigration, foreign policy, the arts, sports, and a broad range of topics.

His commentary has appeared on NPR and in the Washington Post, the L.A. Times, USA Today,, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, HuffPost, The Hill, NBC News THINK, and Axios.

An expert in advocacy before Congress, he is a Principal in the Government Affairs and Policy Counsel practice group at The Raben Group, a national public affairs firm based in Washington. He served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General and criminal trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, an Assistant Director for congressional relations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In 2015, the National Law Journal named him a “Rising Star,” and he was a Spring 2022 Fellow at the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service.

With a candid, thoughtful, and humorous approach, Elliot draws on his 15 years of working in all three branches of government and offers his audiences a front-row seat to navigating the legal, political, and cultural headlines of the day.