Meet our Team

Joyce Williams

Founder & Managing Attorney


Joyce Williams is the founder of Armooh-Williams, PLLC. She is also the founder of Hazina Equity Partners, a private equity firm transforming investment from a functional focus to innovation for business and risk-adjusted returns; Isoka, LLC, a grassroots soccer organization opening doors and managing emerging talents and Armooh-Williams Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization creating legacies through economic empowerment.

Joyce serves on the Board of the American Bar Association's African Law Council on Rule of Law Initiatives, the International Bar Foundation Rule of Law Initiative, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Policy Network, The Doña Gracia Center for Diplomacy, United Community, and Asankrangwa Kroye Kuo.

Joyce has been recognized by the American Bar Association for her work in human trafficking advocacy and supply chain security, improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. Joyce's pro bono activities include WE-Lab, an initiative of the Armooh-Williams Foundation to create a platform for women entrepreneurs to access training and counsel to grow their businesses. An immigration clinic for Asylees, Refugees, and new arrivals to the United States through Hispano Progreso.

Joyce's speaking and writing engagements have enlightened audiences on various trending legal topics, such as regional integration, global migration, sports and development, blockchain, international sales, international project development, and finance and mentorship in the legal profession. She has published papers and is often sought to speak at major international conferences on the rule of law issues and various topics touching on international development.

Her previous employers have included the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Incheon, South Korea, The Kozolchyk National Law Center in Tucson, Arizona, and SILLAC Consulting; Annapolis, Maryland; and International Law Institute, Washington D.C. She serves a diverse clientele, including heads of state, diplomats, royals, and high-level business executives.

Joyce was previously an executive board member of the African Union Mission's Diaspora Committee, the Institute for African Women in Law, and Bakashana. She was a Social Ambassador for Youth Advocacy of Ghana and a Special Advisor to the President of the African Bar Association. 

  • Project Development & Finance
  • International Trade & Commerce
  • Immigration Law
  • American Bar Association
    • Presidential Appointee - Special Adviser: Rule of Law-Africa Council
    • Editor-in-Chief: Africa Law Today Journal, Section of International Law, Africa Committee
    • Fellow - American Bar Foundation
  • Executive Council Member - African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Policy Network, Ghana & Diaspora
  • Special Adviser - International Programs & Partnerships, African Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • The State of Arizona, Supreme Court
  • Arizona Summit Law School, Phoenix, Arizona - Juris Doctor of Law
  • Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina - Bachelor of Arts Economics
  • Named Among Prominent Global Personalities in Humanitarian and Development by Hoinser Magazine in 2021.
  • Named Among the Top 500 Most Influential Africans in the World List-Tropics Award-Winning Global Business & Lifestyle Magazine (2021)
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law: Diversity Leadership Fellowship Award. (2015-2017).
  • United Community Ministries: Heart of Community Award. (2017).
  • Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services: Outstanding Partner in Statewide Youth Mock Trial Program. (2016).
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law: Outstanding Committee Member Award Africa Committee (2016)
  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law: Outstanding Collaborative Non-CLE
  • Program Organizer Award-International Trade Committee (2016).
  • United Community Ministries Immigration Services: Volunteer of the Year. (Three consecutive years)
  • The United Department of State, Exemplary Service Award, U.S. -African Leaders' Summit. (2014)
  • English
  • Twi
  • The Global Impact Investment Movement-ESG in Ghana, American Bar Association (forthcoming October 2022)
  • Go West, Young Woman, Grow up with Your Passion. Careers In International Law, Fifth Edition. Editor: Marcelo Bombau ISBN 978-1-64105-334-1 American Bar Association-Section of International Law, Chicago USA (2019)
  • The Role of Harmonized Law in Regulating the Use of Digital Technology in the Global Trading System. Contractual Issues In Private International Law. Editors: Prof. Dr. Sibel ÖZEL / Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa ERKAN. ISBN 978-605-7909-50-3. 1. BASKI - İSTANBUL, AR ALIK (2018)
  • Joyce Williams, Editor, The Counsel, ABA International Corporate Counsel Newsletter, Vol 1 (2017).
  • Joyce Williams, “Analysis of the CISG Article 35-Conformity of the Goods in the Changing Power Dynamics of Corporate Social Responsibility”, Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific. ISSN: 17721644. (2015).
  • Glenys P. Spence and Joyce Williams, “The Applicability of the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) to Emerging and Developing Economies” Brazil and the CISG,” ISBN 978- 8566722- 31-4 (2015).
  • Joyce Williams, "Increasing Private Sector Participation in Ghana through the Adoption and Implementation of the CISG." Africa Law Today, Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2012).
  • Speaker: United Nations International Day of Sports for Development and Peace, World Organization for Peace, and Equity. Virtual (2022)
  • Moderator/Co-Organizer-The Khojaly Tragedy: Effects of Genocide and Related Immigration Policies on Women and Children. Virtual (2021)
  • Panelist/ Honorary Co-Chair: Globalized African Investment Forum, Accra, Ghana (2021)
    • The role of the Diaspora Advancing the Socio-Economic Development of Africa through Collaboration.
    • Equipping Women in Trade through Access to finance and Security
  • Speaker: Tropics Summit (2020, 2021) (Virtual)
    • A connected Africa to Empower Tech Entrepreneurs, Influencers, Investors & Governments
    • Accelerating the Transition to Circular Economy in African A countries
    • Presidential Roundtable: Maximizing Women's Economic Leadership, Participation, and Impact in the Intra Africa Trade Agreement.
    • Embracing the Complexity: The case for openness in the Diaspora Engagement
  • Speaker: Global Diaspora Week-Africa Diaspora Network in Europe (2020, 2021) (Virtual)
    • Diaspora Role in establishing the Home Countries Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Turning crisis into an opportunity.
    • New investment opportunities in upscale property development and renewable energy
  • Speaker: Entrepreneurship as a tool for the empowerment of Women, Chamomile Azerbaijan Diaspora Women Network (2020)
  • Speaker: Corruption and the Rule of Law. Azerbaijan Transparency Academy (2020)
  • Panelist: Africa Legal Conference, Washington College of Law, American University Annual Conference, Washington, DC (2019)
  • Panelist: Contractual Issues in Private International Law, Marmara University Annual Legal Conference, Istanbul, Turkey (2018)
  • Panelist: Rule of Law: Harmonizing African Laws to Achieve African Union's Agenda 2063-Issues & Challenges. African Bar Association, 3rd Annual Meeting, Nairobi, Kenya. (2018)
  • Panelist: Regulating the unknown: What is Block Chain Technology and Why Should Governments in Africa Care. African Business Roundtable, Nairobi, Kenya. (2018)
  • Panelist: The Role of The Diaspora in U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment. 17th U.S-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum: AGOA Summit, Washington D.C. (2018)
  • Anchor Person: The Role of Arbitration Practitioners in Developing Arbitration in Africa. Fourth SOAS Arbitration in Africa Conference, Kigali, Rwanda. (2018)
  • Panelist: Creating Sustainable Businesses in Ghana for Shared Economic Prosperity, Rethinking Non-Profits as a Business Model. Ghana Diaspora Business Development Conference, Washington D.C. (2018)
  • Panelist: Creating a Sustainable Business Environment in Africa, the role of lawyers and the Business Community. African Bar Association, 2nd Annual Meeting, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. (2017)
  • Speaker: Creating an Inclusive Bar: Opportunities and Challenges for Young African Lawyers. Young Lawyer's Forum. African Bar Association, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. (2017)
  • Panelist: Pathways to Employment in International Law. American Bar Association-Section of International Law /Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Washington D.C. (2017)
  • Speaker: Understanding the Confusion surrounding the Trump Administration's Repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA). DACA Information Session, UCM-Progreso, Alexandria, Virginia. (2017)
  • Panelist: Examining the impact of the rule of law on realizing the benefits of international trade: the importance of formal, independent, and impartial judiciary in Africa. Rule of Law Conference, African Bar Association, Harare, Zimbabwe. (2016)
  • Panelist: Adoption and Implementation of the WTO's Agreement on Trade Facilitation in the African Region. The New York-Africa Forum, Libreville, Gabon. (2015)
  • Panelist: Comparison of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention) (1958) and Ghana's ADR Act 2010. The Evolving Spectrum in ADR Conference, Accra, Ghana. (2015)
  • Panelist: Conformity of the Goods in the Context of Corporate Social Responsibility. Trade Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law UNCITRAL-UM Conference, Macau, SAR. (2014)
  • Moderator: The Legal Implications of Regional Integration Systems in Africa. Teleconference, (2014)
  • Panelist: The Wealth of Latin America and the Caribbean: Investing in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. Webinar, Sept. (2014)
  • Speaker: Invest in Ghana: Do Business in Ghana. Symposium, Washington, D.C. (2014)
  • Panelist: Buyer's obligations and risk of loss under the CISG. CISG Congress, Curitiba, Brazil. (2014)

Victor Olabode Munis

Foreign Consultant


Victor Olabode Munis, a seasoned attorney who serves as a foreign legal consultant at Armooh-Williams, providing legal advisory services in financial services. His practice areas include Energy & Natural Resources Law, Banking & Finance Law, Insurance Law, Corporate/Commercial Law, International Trade Law, Property Law, and Arbitration.

Before joining the firm, Victor was a partner at TRLPLW Solicitors & Advocates in Nigeria, West Africa, specializing in oil and gas, the shipping industry, the power industry, and land rights. He additionally conducted significant research on investor guarantees, as commissioned by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and has supplied legal services to the largest hydropower plant in Nigeria.

Victor also recently worked with a team of international lawyers on the privatization of the PHCN power company in Nigeria, wherein he represented a consortium that won the concession of two of the country's largest hydropower plants. He additionally served as a legal adviser to the Association of Power Generation Companies in Nigeria.

In his reserve spare time, Victor tirelessly mentors' students at the University of Manchester's "Manchester Gold Mentoring" program in London.

  • Energy & Natural Resources Law
  • Banking & Finance, Insurance
  • Corporate/Commercial Law
  • International Trade
  • Property Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair: (Membership & Policy) Cross-Border Practice Management Committee
    • Vice Chair: (Communications), Africa Committee
  • Member, Young International Arbitration Group
  • Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Member, Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA)

Nigerian Bar

  • The University of Manchester LL.M (International Business & Commercial Law) 2009-2010
  • Nigerian Law School B.L (Bar Vocational Course: License to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor) 2006-2007
  • University of Lagos LL.B (Hons.) 1994 – 2000
  • Thomson Reuters Compliance Training: Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (Global) 2018
  • London Institute of Business & Management: Anti-Money Laundering Course 2019
  • English
  • French - Conversational
  • Portuguese - Conversational
  • Yoruba
  • Top 40 under 40 Lawyers - Nigerian Legal Awards 2016
  • Dealmaker of the year - TRLPLAW Awards 2015

Nadia Bouajila

Law Clerk


Ms. Nadia Bouajila holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law (WCL) and B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University. Nadia also holds a certificate on Racial Equity and the SDGs from the Federal Bar Association and UN Global Compact.

She worked as a Consultant for the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA), a joint legislation gathering, organization, dissemination and capacity building project between the World Bank, the African Union Commission, and the African Legal Support Facility. In this role, Nadia oversaw and contributed to the research, drafting, editing and publication of two toolkits: Toolkit for State Equity Participation in Mining Companies; and Toolkit on Local Development & Community Engagement in Mining Projects. She was responsible for the curriculum development, logistical planning, and execution of a 5-day hybrid capacity building workshop which gave 10 law students from around Africa the opportunity to gain an expertise in the fundamental aspects of mining law in Africa. She also coordinated AMLA’s participation at the 2022 Mining Indaba which included a launch of the two toolkits and panel discussion on state equity participation.

During law school, Nadia served as a Student Attorney in the WCL Community Economic and Equity Development Clinic, where she represented nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia and Maryland. As a as a Research Associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group: Lawyering Peace Program, she provided legal assistance and guidance to parties involved with negotiating ceasefires, developing transitional justice mechanisms, designing wealth-sharing agreements, and negotiating peace.

While at WCL, Nadia also worked as a Research Assistant for Professor Padideh Ala'i, Dean of the WCL Trade, Investment, and Development Program (TID). Nadia served as President of WCL's African Law and Policy Association and Managing Editor of the Arbitration Brief. She was a Status Updates Researcher for the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) focusing her work on the IIIM Syria and Universal Jurisdiction.

Nadia was a joint intern for Sethi & Mazahiri, an immigration law firm and Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI), a non-profit providing services to artists who faced censorship and persecution for their free expression where she drafted USCIS applications and eligibility briefs, agent contracts, and parole requests for defensive asylum cases. Nadia was a contributor to AFI’s Artistic Freedom Monitor report: Systematic Suppression: Hungary’s Arts and Culture in Crisis.

Nadia interned with Armooh-Williams PLLC, a boutique law firm engaged in Global Trade Policy, Immigration Law, and Business Law where she researched and created presentations on the African Continental Free Trade Area and the opportunities it created for women owned businesses. She provided legal research and drafted MOUs for clients focused on south-to-south trade development and investment. She also maintained client files and supported case work in the firm’s immigration practice.

She was a 2021 Corporate Scholar for the Association of Corporate Counsel North Capital Region, where she served as a Legal Intern for the DC Green Bank. At DC Green Bank Nadia supported the legal team in drafting and negotiating loan agreements and affiliating documents. She also worked to develop internal bank policies on mobilizing private investment to provide gap financing, remove up-front costs and maximize the impact of public investments in carbon neutrality, climate resiliency, and inclusive economic growth.

Before attending law school, Nadia worked as a paralegal at Ahmad Assed & Associated, a criminal defense firm in New Mexico, and as a trainee at Kivvit, a political affairs firm in New York City. She was also a Youth Delegate at the 2018 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference at the United Nations in Geneva.