Bill has extensive experience representing business owners, directors, officers, and shareholders in corporate governance disputes, including derivative suits relating to malfeasance and self-dealing; claims by business entities against their officers and directors for breaches of fiduciary duties; and defending companies, officers, and directors against similar claims.
Bill also regularly handles complex commercial disputes, unfair competition and business torts, mergers and acquisitions, commercial equipment leases and sales, trade secret misappropriation, and construction and real estate development.
Additionally, Bill represents financial services institutions in broker-dealer litigation and other financial services disputes in federal and state court and FINRA arbitration.
In addition to his litigation practice, Bill advises clients in privacy and data security matters. He has experience managing data breach incidents and business email compromise, including investigations, reporting, notification, remediation, and interaction with state attorneys general as well as the FBI to investigate potential cyber-crime. Bill also helps clients to navigate evolving state and federal statutes and regulatory frameworks, including HIPAA, FCRA, TCPA, FOIA, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and state privacy and background check laws.
Bill also maintains a strong record in pro bono service. His pro bono work focuses on defending tenants from wrongful evictions through Moore & Van Allen’s Housing Rights Project, which aims to protect vulnerable populations from homelessness. Bill has also litigated civil rights claims under Section 1983 in federal court.
- Obtained a $10.5 million damages judgment in favor railcar lessor and successfully defended against counterclaims of over $48 million for alleged storage fees of railcars and locomotives
- Currently representing and advising a large international bank in numerous antitrust class actions related to the foreign exchange market
- Represented a large manufacturer in dispute over defects in a multi-million industrial equipment installation
- Achieved dismissal, upheld on appeal, of claims against a business broker involving the commission on a business acquisition
- Obtained early dismissal of class-action claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in federal court
- North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2018-2019
- Bloomberg Law, 05.2020
Blogs and Resources
- 04.2020MVA COVID-19 Resource Center
- Data Points: Privacy & Data Security Blog, 04.30.2020
- Data Points: Privacy & Data Security Blog, 09.2018
- D.C. Circuit Finds that Theft of Health Insurance Subscriber ID Numbers Is a Cognizable Injury in Identity Theft LitigationData Points: Privacy & Data Security Blog, 08.2017
- The FTC’s Public Comment on the NTIA’s Draft Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Template Reflects Further Support for the NIST’s Cybersecurity FrameworkData Points: Privacy & Data Security Blog, 03.2017
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Civil Litigation
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Real Estate
- Consumer Disputes
- Corporate Governance & Shareholder Relations
- Data Security & Privacy
- Financial Services Litigation
- Litigation, Regulatory & White Collar
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Real Estate & Construction Disputes
- Securities & Capital Markets Litigation
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 2010
J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015, with honors
- North Carolina, 2015