Bill is an experienced litigator who represents a wide variety of clients in the federal and state courts, and before administrative and professional licensing bodies. His clients have included Fortune
500 companies, closely held corporations, and everything in between.
Bill also serves as General Counsel to the firm. He advises the firm with respect to matters of risk management, professional responsibility, professional development, firm governance, and firm management.
Because he spent more than 15 years in business management before starting his practice, Bill genuinely understands the client-attorney relationship from the client’s perspective. Bill listens first, and then applies his legal skills and business experience to help resolve their problems. Bill strives to achieve his clients’ litigation goals practically, efficiently, and affordably. He understands that litigation is a means to an end, not an end in itself, and that sometimes, the best lawsuit is the one that was avoided.
The combination of legal and business experience allows Bill to represent business clients effectively. He has successfully litigated contract and uniform commercial code disputes, ERISA, product liability, fraud, misrepresentation, securities fraud, RICO claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, and business separation and dissolution matters. He has also successfully defended businesses in wage and hour, discrimination, whistleblower, and Family Medical Leave Act claims, and in non-compete, non-solicitation and misappropriation of trade secrets cases, and has represented numerous businesses before the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
Bill has represented numerous medical device manufacturers, health care and dental providers, and medical management companies in both commercial disputes and in healthcare-specific matters, including health-care fraud, waste and abuse, Stark, anti-kickback, and other healthcare-specific issues. Bill also represents professionals before licensing, administrative, and credentialing bodies, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Minnesota Board of Accountancy, and Delta Dental Plan of Minnesota.
Before entering private practice, Bill served as a judicial law clerk to United States District Court Judge David S. Doty, which provided an opportunity to learn firsthand how judges and juries decide cases. Before starting his legal career, Bill held management and senior management positions with Honeywell, Inc., Minnesota Valley Engineering, M.G. Waldbaum Company, and Northfield Lines, Inc.
Bill and his wife of more than 26 years have two sons. Bill enjoys traveling with his family, golfing, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, and music.
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Pro Hac Vice in numerous federal district courts, bankruptcy courts, and state district courts around the country