Bill focuses his practice on product liability litigation, privacy and data security and biometric privacy. He also has significant experience in business litigation, primarily in the area of design and construction representing contractors, subcontractors and property/building owners. In that field, he also has handled arbitration and mediation matters. In addition, Bill has experience in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights matters, contract drafting and estate planning for clients.
As a member of Shook’s Incident Response Task Force, Bill regularly represents companies in responding to data security incidents. In this role, Bill directs third-party forensic investigations, advises companies on their legal rights and obligations, prepares and directs notification to third parties and law enforcement, reviews communication regarding the incidents and represents companies in regulatory inquiries following the incident. Bill’s incident response matter experience includes representing companies in incidents that include ransomware attacks, business email compromises, spoofing attacks, loss of sensitive information, insider threats and vendor data breaches.
Outside his practice, Bill devotes volunteer hours to increasing awareness of diversity and inclusion issues, particularly for the LGBT community. He is the vice president of the board of directors of SAVE, Inc., a nonprofit that helps provide housing solutions for those who are socially and medically disadvantaged, with an emphasis on people living with HIV/AIDS. He also is a member of KC LEGAL and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
Before joining the legal profession, Bill taught middle-school math at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, through the Teach for America program in Kansas City, Missouri. He also chaired the math department at Lincoln, and initiated an afterschool tutoring program for mathematics and communications arts.
Coffee & Core Concepts: Drafting a Will, Missouri Bar, 2021.
A Brief Overview of Debt Collection and Defense, University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic, Lawrence, Kansas, September 17, 2018.