William A. Wright

Senior Attorney

Overview

William Wright represents clients in connection with complex business disputes, consumer class actions and emerging e-discovery and information governance issues. His experience includes a broad range of representative matters, including contract disputes, statutory class actions and corporate governance investigations. Bill defends large institutional clients in commercial litigation and routinely manages subject matter experts and consultants. He has appeared in numerous state and federal courts, and before private arbitration panels.

Commercial and Class Action Litigation

Bill has built a robust litigation practice principally involving commercial disputes and consumer class actions. He is an accomplished class action litigator who has handled high-value claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and various federal and state consumer protection statutes. He has also successfully prosecuted and defended claims grounded in breach-of-contract, antitrust, and fraud theories. Bill likewise has conducted internal investigations of alleged fraud or corporate mismanagement. Bill routinely represents major institutions in the wireless and telecommunications, healthcare, pharmaceutical and consumer retail industries.

Data Management and e-Discovery

Bill is a member of the firm’s cross-discipline data management and discovery team, and has significant experience counseling clients on cutting-edge data management issues. He advises clients on appropriate litigation holds, and document collection and retention policies. Bill has also managed numerous large scale-electronic document reviews. He also serves as a client liaison with technical experts, advising on the appropriate format and scope of electronic productions. In class action litigation, Bill often utilizes his e-discovery expertise in the class discovery phase and has prevailed on several discovery disputes relating to data collection.

Public Service

Bill’s commitment to service extends to his law practice, where he has devoted significant time to pro bono matters, including the representation of special needs children in education matters. More recently, Bill has handled several pro bono criminal matters for indigent defendants.

Personal Interests

Bill is a diehard sports fan, rooting for the New York Yankees and Richmond Spiders. He is also an avid reader and a classic car enthusiast.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Education

University of Richmond School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, University of Richmond Law Review (2005)

University of Richmond
B.A. cum laude (2002)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Branchburg Township, NJ — Board of Education, 2008-12

Honors

  • New York State Bar Association — Empire State Counsel Honor for pro bono work, 2012
  • University of Richmond School of Law — McNeill Law Honor Society

Awards Methodology

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