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Practice Areas

Bill has spent more than 30 years focusing on Delaware corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on cases involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and consent solicitations, and shareholder class and derivative actions.

His litigation practice concentrates on cases pending in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court as well as matters in the federal court both in Delaware and in other jurisdictions. He also advises corporate clients and boards of directors with respect to litigation and transactional matters including representations of special negotiating committees, shareholder demand review committees, and special litigation committees.


Law Clerk to the Honorable Maurice A. Hartnett, III, Delaware Court of Chancery (1989-90)

Professional Memberships

American College of Trial Lawyers; Delaware Court of Chancery Rules Committee (chair); Delaware Supreme Court Rules Committee; American Bar Association, Business Law Section (Business and Corporate Litigation Committee; Securities Litigation Committee, M&A/Proxy Litigation Subcommittee (co-chair)); Delaware State Bar Association (Corporation Law Section, Professional Ethics Committee); Tulane Corporate Law Institute (co-chair); John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance (Advisory Board); NYU School of Law Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance (Advisory Board)


Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1989), Articles Editor, Dickinson Law Review (1988-89); University of Delaware (B.S.B.A., 1985)