Bill is a regular speaker and author on topics covering a broad range of industries and topics including defense strategy in toxic tort and environmental litigation, product liability, and emerging theories of litigation. Bill has litigated a large number of CERCLA cost recovery cases across the United States as counsel for both corporate plaintiffs and defendants. Bill has written extensively and long experience on the use and implementation of innovative litigation strategies in the defense of toxic tort litigations, including the adoption of Long Pine orders and Value Assurance Programs.  He has also written several well-received articles on the subject of horizontal drilling, and co-taught a class at Cornell University concerning the positions of various stakeholders on different sides of the fracking debate.

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Speeches and Presentations

  • “Best Practices and Recent Developments in Value Assurance Plans,” International Association of Defense Counsel, 2019 Annual Meeting, Asheville, North Carolina (July 9, 2019)
  • “Should Counsel Retain the Client’s Environmental Project Manager as a Testifying Expert,” Webinar Presenter, Roux Environmental Engineering & Geology DPC (November 6, 2018).
  • “The Challenges and Potential Pitfalls of Retaining the Client’s Environmental Project Manager as Litigation Expert,” Webinar Presenter, International Association of Defense Counsel Webinar presented by the Environmental and Energy Law Committee (October 3, 2018)
  • “Crisis and Tragedy–It’s What We Do!,” Moderator of panel discussion concerning environmental disaster response, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2018 Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal (July 9, 2018)
  • “Genetically Modified Food: Will the World’s Food Supply Be Blessed or Cursed?” Moderator, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2017 Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec (July 12, 2017)
  • “Toxic Tort Litigation—Overview,” presented at the New York State Bar Association Seminar, “Toxic Tort Litigation 2017,” New York, NY (June 9, 2017)
  • Shale Oil and Gas Development: Environmental Problem or Economic Solution in Search of a Problem?,” Speaker, International Association of Defense Counsel, 2013 Midyear MeetingBoca Raton, Florida (February 11, 2013)