A partner in the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Commercial Litigation Practice Groups, Bill litigates before trial and appellate courts throughout the United States.
He has represented insurers in the September 11 World Trade Center Liability Coverage Litigation, the BPA-Plastic Products Coverage Litigation, and Shell Oil Company v. Aetna Casualty and Surety Company . He has served as counsel for insurers in the defense of class actions involving
underwriting and claim procedures and numerous insurance coverage claims and suits ranging from intellectual property liabilities and business torts to national environmental, antitrust, and reinsurance claims.
Bill served as lead counsel in Nassau County’s suit opposing financial oversight by the Nassau Interim Finance Authority and in suits against the County regarding certain tax-related claims.
An active speaker across the United States, Bill has presented workshops on reinsurance, fracking liabilities, medical monitoring “no injury” suits, privacy, terrorism-related liabilities, and the relationship between primary and excess insurers.
He serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Fireman’s Fund Indemnity Corporation (and is Chair of its audit committee) and the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. Bill is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Long Island’s United Way and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Long Island Association and the Nassau County Bar Association, where he served as President. He also has served as Mayor of the Village of Old Brookville, New York, and as President of the Villanova University Alumni Association.
Bill serves as Chair of the State of New York Tenth Judicial District’s Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission.
New York State’s Chief Judge named Bill to the Advisory Committee tasked with making recommendations with respect to the implementation of a pro bono service requirement for attorneys seeking admission to the New York Bar and the Commercial Division Advisory Council regarding the review of the rules of the New York State Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. The Board of Directors of the New York Bar Foundation elected Bill a Fellow of the Foundation on November 1, 2014.