William L. "Bill" Banowsky

William L. "Bill" Banowsky


Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2006

Dallas, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - First Amendment

Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

Litigation - Securities

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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Bill Banowsky focuses his practice on complex business litigation and arbitration, securities litigation, and corporate governance investigations. He also represents national and international energy industry clients in various disputes involving contract rights and business torts. In recent years, he has become involved in numerous disputes representing healthcare providers including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, medical device suppliers, physician groups and ancillary providers.

Mr. Banowsky has extensive experience in contract disputes, corporate shareholders rights, director and officer liability claims and disputes, and environmental impact litigation. His securities and corporate governance practice includes the representation of audit committees in Sarbanes-Oxley investigations involving conduct occurring in the United States, Bolivia, Brazil, Nigeria, Iraq, and China.

Mr. Banowsky has also represented several local school districts in matters involving the First Amendment, open meetings and open records matters, school finance litigation, and general issues involving education.

Mr. Banowsky is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Location

  • One Arts Plaza, Suite 1500
    1722 Routh Street
    Dallas, TX 75201

Education

  • Southern Methodist University , J.D., cum laude, graduated 1983
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., graduated 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program - Member
  • DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar - Member
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel; Chair, Business Torts and Commercial Litigation Section - Member (2001-2003)
  • Highland Park Education Foundation Business Counsel - Member
  • National Association of Corporate Directors, North Texas Chapter; Program Committee - Advisory Board Member (2009-2010)
  • Texas Bar Association - Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Corporate Compliance Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2022)
  • Corporate Compliance Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2020)
  • Corporate Compliance Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2018)
  • Corporate Compliance Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2016)
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions, Dallas (2014)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - ERISA

Special Focus

  • Arbitration

Awards:

  • Dallas Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc., 2016, 2018, 2020
  • Dallas Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc., 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Commercial Litigation, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Litigation-First Amendment, Litigation-Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation-Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation-Securities), 2006-2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation, Securities Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts), 2003-2019

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