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 investors 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 Vivendi Universal, S.A. Securities Litigation; and In re Walgreens Co. Derivative Litigation.
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Bill practiced securities litigation in the New York office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. 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 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. As an undergraduate, Bill worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina.
Bill is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, 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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