William Maher is a founding member of the Firm, and leads the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. In his more than 30 years of practice, Bill has had broad experience in litigating, arbitrating or mediating complex commercial disputes, has tried numerous cases and arbitrations, and has argued appeals in both state and federal court. Bill has represented various financial entities in disputes arising from or relating to the collapse of the mortgage-backed securities (“MBS”) market, including MBS issuances, debt obligations, derivative instruments tied to MBS and guarantees of bonds by insurers. For the last ten years, Bill has been recognized by Chambers USA (a leading independent evaluator of lawyers and law firms) as a leading lawyer for business disputes in New York. In 2017, Chambers USA described him as a "very skilled litigator who[se] . . . practice includes arbitrations as well as high-stakes trial proceedings."
Bill received his J.D. degree from The University of Virginia School of Law, where he graduated at the top of his class as Order of the Coif and was the Managing Editor of the Virginia Law Review. He received his B.A. degree in Economics from The College of William & Mary.
Faculty Member at presentation on “Difficult Issues in Arbitration – Even for Experienced Arbitrators” (New York, NY, March 14, 2013)
Faculty Member at presentation on oral and written communications and the scope of applicable privileges (New York, NY, July 28, 2011 & September 26, 2011)
Faculty Member at presentation on litigating issues arising from settlement agreements (Boston, MA, October 22, 2010)
Faculty Member at mock arbitration for training arbitrators (New York, NY, November 11, 2009)
Faculty Member at mock arbitration for training arbitrators (New York, NY, November 6, 2008)
Faculty Member at litigation & arbitration conference (Philadelphia, PA, September 8, 2008)
Faculty Member at mock arbitration for training arbitrators (Tarrytown, NY, September 3, 2008)
Special Editor for the Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (“AIRROC”), Special Issue on Dispute Resolution, AIRROC Matters Newsletter, Spring 2008, Volume 4, No. 1 (published May 2008)
Faculty Member at mock arbitration for training arbitrators (Boca Raton, FL, May 10, 2007)
Member, Board of Trustees, Ranney School (Grades K-12, Tinton Falls, NJ) (2014-Present)