Bill has led the firm’s representation of thousands of clients in two large-scale, high-profile multi-plaintiff litigations: (1) claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history; and (2) breach of contract and takings claims against the U.S. government relating to USDA’s Section 515 Multi-family Housing Program. Each of these matters has yielded hundreds of millions in compensation for FaegreBD clients.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Bill has substantial experience in intellectual property litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants on patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation claims in courts across the country. His achievements in this space include obtaining a complete defense jury verdict against a multi-million dollar claim of patent infringement. He also won a jury verdict for willful infringement of a patent, and has obtained for his clients preliminary and permanent injunctions against patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
Bill’s government contracts practice includes not only complex federal breach of contract and takings litigation, but also bid protests at the federal and state level and disputes over contract changes, terminations, technical data and requests for equitable adjustments.
Bill also has substantial appellate experience, having won appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.