- J.D. cum laude, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1979
- B.A., Colby College, 1974
Bill leads Motley Rice's securities and consumer fraud litigation teams and False Claim Act practice. He is also active in the firm’s appellate practice. His experience includes being involved in more than 200 appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal and multiple state courts.
Prior to joining Motley Rice in 2004, Bill directed corporate, securities, financial, and other complex litigation on behalf of private and commercial clients for 25 years at Cummings & Lockwood in Hartford, Connecticut, including 10 years as managing partner. Prior to his work in private practice, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Warren W. Eginton of the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut from 1979-1981.
Bill often acts as an arbitrator and mediator both privately and through the American Arbitration Association. He is a frequent speaker on legal matters, including class actions. Named one of 11 lawyers "who made a difference" by The Connecticut Law Tribune, Bill is recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Bill has served the Hartford community with past involvements including the Greater Hartford Legal Assistance Foundation, Lawyers for Children America, and as President of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. For more than twenty years, Bill served as a Director and Chairman of Protein Sciences Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company in Meriden, Connecticut.
Connecticut Super Lawyers and New England Super Lawyers lists
2009–2018 Securities litigation, Class action/mass torts
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2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 Hartford, Conn. “Lawyer of the Year”: Banking and Finance
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2012–2020 Banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities Connecticut selection criteria >
2019 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers