William is a leader of the commercial litigation group at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, a leading Canadian law firm. His practice is comprised of significant commercial and corporate litigation matters, including fraud and misappropriation claims, commercial contractual disputes, and shareholders disputes for a wide range of clients, including leading Canadian and foreign corporations and government entities. He regularly appears before the Quebec Superior Court, the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as provincial and federal administrative tribunals. He has also acted as counsel or as an arbitrator in numerous significant commercial arbitrations.
William has spoken or lectured at a large number of conferences in Canada and elsewhere, and at McGill University in relation to corporate law, litigation, fraud and misappropriation remedies and arbitration. He is listed in L’Expert/Thomson as one of Canada’s 100 Most Creative Lawyers, in L’Expert American Lawyer as one the 500 Leading Lawyers in Canada, and was recognized by L’Expert as one of the Top 25 Corporate Litigators in Canada. He is also recommended as a leading individual in Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global, and is recognized in the Who’s Who of Canada.
William was very fortunate to have survived acute leukemia in 2004, thanks to a stem cell transpant from one of his brothers, and the miracles of science and medicine. He is active in fundraising for blood cancer research, the development of stem cell technologies, and patient support, and often speaks on the importance of science and research.