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William T. Walsh, Jr. is a high-stakes trial lawyer and complex commercial litigator. Billy’s practice focuses on “bet-the-company” antitrust, class action defense, product liability and intellectual property matters. He has significant experience in all facets of litigation, including pre-suit investigation and counseling, development of case themes, oral argument, and examination at trial. He has represented some of the country's most prestigious companies from a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, life sciences, technology, environmental, and other service and product industries. Billy also possesses unique knowledge of New Jersey’s Courts, making him highly sought-after local counsel for a wide array of federal and state matters. He has appeared in hundreds of matters in the District of New Jersey alone and was previously appointed as a Claims Commissioner in a recent District of New Jersey consolidated eminent domain and condemnation action.

At the start of his legal career, Billy was judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jose L. Linares, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and thereafter received an appellate clerkship with the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry of United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Outside of the Courtroom, Billy currently serves as the District of New Jersey Delegate for the Third Circuit Bar Association Board of Governors, as well as a member of Columbia Bank's Millennial Advisory Board. Billy is also a Trustee for the District of New Jersey Historical Society, as well a member of the New Jersey Federal Bar Association, the Lifland Inn of Court and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Picture this: You’ve just been retained by a new client who has been named as a defendant in a complex commercial litigation. While the client has solid grounds to be dismissed from the case at an early stage via a dispositive motion, the client is also facing cost constraints. This forces you to get creative when crafting a budget for your client’s defense. You remember the shiny new toy that is generative Artificial Intelligence (“AI”). You plan to use AI to help save costs on the initial research, and even potentially assist with brief writing. It seems you’ve found a practical solution to resolve all your client’s problems. Not so fast.