William "Bill" Schmedlin represents clients in all phases of complex commercial litigation. He has experience handling a variety of matters, including contract, partnership, financial service, employment, legal malpractice and intellectual property disputes.
Bill has represented clients in intellectual property disputes involving patents, copyrights and trademarks, including representing pharmaceutical and medical device companies in U.S. and foreign patent lawsuits. He also has experience with matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Bill is also actively involved in pro bono work. He successfully represented a class of foster children in lawsuit challenging excessive and unnecessary time spent in acute-care psychiatric hospitals. Bill also represented a class of children asserting their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act against a state educational agency, which ultimately led to a settlement agreement in the clients' favor.
Represented financial guaranty insurers in lawsuits related to residential mortgage-backed securities
Represented telecom and food retailers in false advertisement matters
Represented client in discovery and dismantling of counterfeiting operation targeting their energy product
Represented clients in internal and governmental investigations
Represented public union in collective bargaining
Represented defendants in multimillion dollar appeal of claims including fraud and breach of contract
Selected to the list of New York Metropolitan Area Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), Business Litigation, 2015-2016
Recipient of the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award, 2010-2013