Bill is a litigator with a wide range of experience handling media law issues on behalf of publishers, broadcasters, and other content producers, as well as complex environmental and energy law matters on behalf of domestic and multi-national clients and Native American tribes. He has tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict on various environmental and civil rights issues.
As part of the Firm's national media practice, Bill appears in state and federal courts around the country to oppose reporter's and newsroom subpoenas, to engage in public access litigation, and to defend defamation, invasion of privacy, and other publication-related claims. He also represents media clients in copyright and trademark infringement matters, particularly those that arise on-line, including "bet the company" litigation amongst media competitors.
Bill also handles cost recovery and cleanup litigation arising under all of the major federal environmental laws and their state or tribal analogues, including securing the productive re-use of distressed commercial properties, a/k/a “Brownfields.” He has defended numerous administrative enforcement proceedings before, and/or negotiated the terms of broad consent order with, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and other federal and state natural resource agencies on issues related to toxics handling and disposal, wetlands regulation, ground- and surface-water contamination, and air pollution. Bill has also assisted a federally-recognized Indian Tribe in the development, implementation, and enforcement of tribal environmental laws, rules, and regulations, and on government-to-government consultation issues, including pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act and NEPA.
Bill also appears before the New York State Public Service Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on energy regulatory and siting matters involving domestic and multi-national corporations and tribes that own, operate, or are otherwise affected by electric generating facilities or that participate in financial markets trading on energy products.
Bill is also the pro bono coordinator for the Firm’s Albany, N.Y. office, and devotes significant time to the representation of international refugees, incarcerated juveniles, and other indigent or under-served populations.
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Bill was a partner in a 250-member regional law firm.