Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Longstanding litigation practice housing significant trial capabilities. Experience includes representing individuals and large corporations in contentious M&A and professional liability matters. Active in healthcare industry disputes and antitrust cases, drawing on notable strength in cases of first instance and at appellate stage.

Strengths One source says: "They have been excellent," adding: "The lawyers form a cohesive and collegiate group."

Work highlights Represented USALCO, a major manufacturer of water treatment chemicals and coagulants, in a multidistrict consolidation of multiple antitrust class actions regarding the sale of liquid aluminium sulfate by USALCO and other suppliers.

Notable practitioners

William Ryan
is cochair of the firm's litigation department. He has broad commercial litigation expertise including cases related to breaches of fiduciary duties, corporate governance issues and shareholder disputes. "He is an outstanding lawyer and litigator," a source reports.