Minding Your Business

Proskauer’s perspective on developments and trends in commercial litigation.

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William G. Fassuliotis

William Fassuliotis is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of Proskauer’s Commercial Litigation and Commercial Real Estate Litigation Practice Groups. His practice encompasses a range of complex civil and commercial litigation matters. He has represented clients in both state and federal courts. Will has experience with various stages of litigation, including coordinating discovery, deposing witnesses, briefing and arguing dispositive motions, preparing witnesses, and preliminary injunction and temporary restraining hearings.

Will has an active pro bono practice, providing legal services to disabled veterans and working on immigration and asylum-related matters. For his work, the New York City Bar Justice Center’s Veterans Assistance Project presented Will with their 2021 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award. In addition, Will represented an immigrant detainee filing a habeas petition in federal court to a successful resolution, for which he received the Legal Aid Society’s 2021 Pro Bono Publico Award. Will also served as court-appointed counsel to represent an indigent defendant facing multiple criminal contempt charges.  Will also co-leads Proskauer’s Moot Court team, where he coaches local high school students to learn appellate advocacy skills and compete against other New York City high schools.

Will received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Managing Editor for Business for the Journal of Law and Politics. Will also served as the treasurer for the UVA Law National Trial Advocacy Team and the Outdoors at Virginia Law club.

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Blockchain Service: In an Apparent First, Lawyers Serve Legal Papers Using an NFT

Fundamental to the due process of law is notice—a requirement that all parties are made aware that a lawsuit could alter their legal rights or duties.  Most defendants will be served in person by a process server.  But when the defendant is unreachable this way, some creativity may be required, especially when the defendants are … Continue Reading

State Infringement of Copyright Cannot Proceed in Federal Court, Fifth Circuit Says

When there is a right, there is a remedy—or so the maxim goes.  But when a state infringes upon your copyright, such a remedy may be more difficult to obtain.  Just a year ago, the Supreme Court held in Allen v. Cooper that the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act did not abrogate a state’s sovereign immunity, and … Continue Reading

Double Masking is Good, but Still Make Sure You Can Be Heard in a Deposition

As the legal profession continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, even something as normal and regular as a deposition has often become an adventure. Even after accounting for the immediately obvious questions (is in-person too dangerous or not allowed? If conducting a remote deposition, what vendor should I use?) and all-to-common glitches like connectivity … Continue Reading

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