Bill maintains a highly sophisticated ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation practice advising clients in the financial services industry and large employers on a wide variety of benefit and compensation plan design and legal compliance issues.
Bill has regularly assisted clients in mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions and dispositions of investment managers, and in the structuring and execution of ESOP deals.
Bill has special experience working with investment and asset management clients, including large global banks, private equity firms, real estate managers, hedge funds, and investment managers. A thought leader on ERISA compliance matters, he has focused his ERISA practice on fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues relating to pension plan investments, as well as advising clients on derivatives, securities lending, prime brokerage arrangements, and financial products such as stable value funds.
Prior to joining Verrill, Bill was a partner at a global law firm, where he worked with a wide range of clients on ERISA, employee benefits and executive compensation issues.
Before embarking on his legal career, Bill was an associate professor in the English Department at Yale University. Outside the office, Bill is an avid cyclist and enjoys traveling to explore new places to ride.
- Yale Law School (J.D.)
- Yale University (Ph.D., M.Phil.)
- Yale College (B.A.)
- American Bar Association
- Legal 500 (2016, 2018)
- Best Lawyers in America (2015-2021)