William H. Taft V, based in the firm’s New York office, is a partner in the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on commercial and corporate ...
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- Royal Dutch Shell in obtaining dismissal of a multi-billion dollar garnishment proceeding filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors in obtaining dismissal of claims in a shareholder class action filed in Delaware Chancery Court.
- Adidas America in civil claims arising from the termination of an endorsement agreement with former NCAA basketball coach Richard Pitino.
- The National Basketball Association in the negotiation and application of collective bargaining agreement provisions relating to player compensation.
- Chubb in multi-jurisdictional proceedings to enjoin the enforcement of foreign judgments obtained in violation of a U.S. District Court’s anti-suit injunction.
- Sberbank in proceedings filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York relating to contested foreclosures.
- Westfield in defending against contract and fiduciary duty claims seeking damages in excess of $3 billion relating to past and future acquisitions of shopping malls.
- EM Limited in obtaining payment in full of an $849 million judgment against the Republic of Argentina arising from Argentina’s default on its sovereign debt, recognized as the 2016 Global Dispute of the Year by The American Lawyer.
- A major insurance company seeking to enforce contract rights related to a $5 billion M&A transaction in an ICC arbitration.
- Overseas Private Investment Corporation, in winning dismissal of a multi-million dollar insurance coverage claim in AAA arbitration and an award of client’s costs and fees.
- The manager and majority member of an investment management company in ICDR arbitration and mediation proceedings.
- A U.S. apparel company in a Netherlands Arbitration Institute proceeding arising from the expiration of a distribution agreement.
- The Association of the Bar of the City of New York as counsel on an amicus curiae brief filed in CBF Industria de Gusa v. AMCI Holdings, Inc., Nos. 15-1133-cv(L), 15-1146-cv(CON) (2d Cir. Mar. 2, 2017) leading to the issuance of a revised opinion from the Second Circuit clarifying the legal analysis for enforcement of an arbitration award against a non-party to the arbitration.
- The Nature Conservancy in an action seeking relief for damage to the Atlantic Double Dunes nature preserve.
- Supervising matters and representing clients in residential and commercial landlord - tenant disputes in coordination with Manhattan Legal Services, the Federal Defenders of New York, the Jazz Foundation for America and the New York Association for New Americans.
- Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. United States, 128 S.Ct. 2229 (2008). The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as amicus curiae, arguing that the continued detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and the procedures of the military tribunals established to try those prisoners breached the United States' international treaty obligations under the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights.
- New York University School of Law, 2004, J.D.
- Yale University, 2000, B.A.