Bill represents clients in in some of the country’s most significant antitrust class action cases and other business litigation matters.

Overview

Bill currently represents companies in national antitrust class actions and has a wealth of experience in class action cases involving financial services companies.  He also represents clients in federal and state antitrust and consumer protection investigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Bill served in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, where he tried jury cases involving felony charges of investment fraud. In document-intensive cases, Bill's litigation teams use cutting-edge eDiscovery technology, including predictive coding, to reduce the cost of document review and to learn the facts more quickly.

Experience

Represents a defendant in a collection of class action antitrust lawsuits in the District of Minnesota alleging that pork producers conspired to reduce the supply of pork in an effort to drive up prices

Represents a defendant in a collection of class action and individual lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois alleging that chicken producers conspired to reduce the supply of chicken in an effort to drive up prices

Represents a defendant in a collection of lawsuits brought against egg producers, egg products companies and other entities. In this multidistrict proceeding, consolidated in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the plaintiffs allege that egg producers conspired to reduce the supply of shell eggs in an effort to drive up prices

Represented a trade association in obtaining the dismissal of an antitrust case alleging a conspiracy among restaurants and others to eliminate certain types of promotional discounts in the sale of alcoholic beverages

Represented a cable television service provider in FTC investigation related to potential allegations of anticompetitive conduct; the investigation was closed without action taken

Represented a food company in a Justice Department investigation regarding possible collusion among competitors; the investigation was closed without action taken

News & Insights

Publications

Co-Author with Harvey Reiter, "The Case for Reforming Net Metering Compensation: Why Regulators and Courts Should Reject the Public Policy and Antitrust Arguments for Preserving the Status Quo," Energy Law Journal, November 2016

Contributing author, ABA Antitrust Section's State Antitrust Practice and Statutes, now in its fifth edition

Recognitions

Recognitions

Recognized among America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Minnesota in the area of Antitrust by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Named among The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of commercial litigation and antitrust litigation

Recognized as a litigation star in Benchmark Litigation

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers©

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association, ABA Antitrust Section

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Past Chair

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1985

Princeton University, M.P.A./J.D., Economics and Public Policy, 1983

University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1980

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