William S. Norton
Bill Norton litigates securities fraud, shareholder derivative, mergers and acquisitions, consumer fraud and general commercial matters. He has represented public retirement systems, union pension funds, investment companies, banks and private investors before federal and state courts around the country.
Bill has represented clients in a variety of complex litigation, including the following matters: In re Alberto Culver Company Shareholder Litigation; In re Allion Healthcare, Inc., Shareholders Litigation; In re Atheros Communications, Inc., Shareholder Litigation; Bennett v. Sprint Nextel Corp.; In re Celera Corporation Shareholder Litigation; City of Brockton Retirement System v. Avon Products, Inc.; In re Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Shareholders Litigation; In re Constellation Energy Group, Inc., Securities Litigation; Hill v. State Street Corporation; In re Netezza Corporation Shareholders Litigation; In re NYSE EURONEXT Shareholder Litigation; In re Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. Shareholders Litigation; In re RehabCare Group, Inc., Shareholders Litigation; In re The Shaw Group Shareholders Litigation; In re Synovus Financial Corp.; In re The South Financial Group, Inc.; In re Tremont Securities Law, State Law & Insurance Litigation; and In re Vivendi Universal, S.A. Securities Litigation.
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Bill practiced securities litigation in the New York office of an international law firm. Bill also served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, represented asylum seekers at Greater Boston Legal Services and volunteered at Neighborhood Legal Assistance Program of Charleston.
Bill graduated from Boston University School of Law, where he served as an Editor of the Boston University Law Review, was a G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar, and studied law at the University of Oxford. Bill graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of South Carolina Honors College.
Bill is a member of the American Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the New York State Bar Association and the Charleston County Bar Association. Bill was selected by his peers to the 2013 list of South Carolina Super Lawyers® Rising Stars.
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