Will is a commercial litigator who focuses on complex business disputes involving contracts, business torts, and trade secret misappropriation, with significant experience in federal and state courts, as well as before domestic and international
Will handles a wide range of complex business disputes for clients in a broad range of industries. His recent practice experience has involved clients in the fields of health care, investing, medical devices, construction, technology,
manufacturing, mortgage lending and servicing, food and beverage, franchising, distribution, and consumer services.
The three most common types of claims in Will's litigations are: (1) breach of contract, (2) business torts, such as fraud, fiduciary duty violations, negligence, and misrepresentation; and (3) trade secret misappropriation. Additionally,
Will has handled a number of matters involving the rights of shareholders in private companies.
While located in Boston, Will has appeared in many state and federal jurisdictions. Within Massachusetts, the litigation that Will handles in state and federal court often involves claims for violation of the Massachusetts statute, known
as Chapter 93A, that protects consumers and prohibits unfair business practices.
Will’s appellate experience includes successful representation of appellees before the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit and Eleventh Circuit, respectively.
A substantial portion of Will's practice involves international parties with disputes before international and domestic arbitration institutions, and in state and federal court.
Representative engagements include significant commercial disputes before arbitral institutions in India, Singapore, England, New York, and Boston. The parties include companies and individuals from Brazil, Dubai, England, Germany, Hong
Kong, India, Isle of Man, Spain, and Turkey. Will is involved with the Boston International Arbitration Council and has served as a moderator and speaker on several panels regarding domestic and international arbitration issues.
His pro bono experience has focused on projects for the PAIR Project, Homeless Advocacy Project, the Landlord/Tenant Program, and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.
Defeated all of opponent's claims and prevailed on most counterclaims in an arbitration involving a company's claim that its distributor had misappropriated its trade secrets and breached a licensing/distribution contract.
Obtained summary judgment and prevailed at appellate stage before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in matter for leading investment company accused of breach of contract and violation of fiduciary
Settled a significant premises liability matter in Massachusetts state court on behalf of an international manufacturer.
Assisted with securing a significant quantum award for client in an international arbitration taking place in India and London.
Defended owners and shareholders against fiduciary duty and contract claims in Massachusetts state court.
Co-author, "How Safe Is That Harbor? The Impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act's Whistleblower Immunity Provision on a Trade Secret Owner's Ability to Protect Its Trade Secrets,” Client Alert, September
Co-author, "EU Court of Justice: Safe Harbor Decision Permitting EU-U.S. Personal Data Transfers Is Invalid," Client Alert, October 6, 2015.
Co-author, "Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice: EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Act Is Not Safe for EU Citizens," Client Alert, September 24, 2015.
Co-author, "Microsoft Warrant Challenge Could Alter U.S.-EU Data Pact," Client Alert, June 8, 2015.
Co-author, "Feds Pose Privacy Risk by Grabbing Overseas ISP E-Mails," Law360, September 9, 2014.
Co-author, "Foreign Data Center Subject to Reach of U.S. Government," Client Alert, August 22, 2014.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Massachusetts State Courts
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 2006; lead research editor, Temple Law Review