Bill puts his talent and dedication to work representing clients in complex litigation including class actions, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, and financial services matters.

Overview

Bill’s experience runs the gamut from internal investigations to bet-the-company litigation. He regularly defends insurers and other businesses in complex, multistate class actions. Business owners and shareholders rely on him to protect their interests in intra-corporate disputes with millions or billions of dollars at stake. And he has extensive experience representing banks and other financial institutions in major lending litigation. Regardless of the matter, Bill’s creativity, intellect, and unrelenting dedication to achieving the best result for his clients set him apart.

Experience

Bill represented more than a dozen lenders in complex lawsuits brought by large purchasers of mortgage loans, seeking indemnification in connection with the sale of hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgage loans to RMBS trusts and government sponsored entities.

He has represented insurers in class action litigation challenging the insurers' methods of determining the actual cash value of damaged property.

He represented business owners and shareholders in bet-the-company corporate-governance, shareholder-oppression, and breach-of-fiduciary-duty cases.

He defended businesses in consumer protection class actions relating to allegations of false advertising and deceptive trade practices.

Bill conducted numerous corporate internal investigations in response to whistleblower complaints and allegations of employee misconduct.

He represented a reinsurance broker in the prosecution of claims for conversion, tortious interference and civil theft arising from the diversion of brokerage for reinsurance placements, leading to a $3.9 million verdict after a one-week jury trial.

News & Insights

Publications

"Belaboring Depreciation: The 'Labor Depreciation' Class Action Tidal Wave," The Brief by American Bar Association, March 2022

"U.S. Supreme Court Provides Some Defense for Class Action Defendants," Spokeo Decision, 2016

Recognitions

Recognitions

Selected to the Super Lawyers© Minnesota Rising Stars list, 2022

Named to the 2021-2023 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list

Recipient of 2010 Burton Award for Legal Writing 

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Federal Rules Committee for the District of Minnesota

Minnesota State Bar Association 

Hennepin County Bar Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Tax Court

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with high honors, 2014 

  • Order of the Coif 
  • Kirkland & Ellis Scholar 
  • University of Chicago Law Review 

Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, M.Phil., 2011 

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with honors, 2009 

  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Harrington Prize for best thesis by a history major 

Clerkships

  • Honorable James B. Loken, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Minneapolis
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