William (Bill) Donovan is co-chair for the Firm’s Class Action group. He focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on accounting, consumer class actions, professional liability and complex commercial cases. He is an accomplished litigator who has handled bet-the-company litigations and has first-chaired multiple trials and arbitrations. He represents Fortune 200 corporations, emerging companies, sharing economy clients, entrepreneurs and technology firms.

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  • First-chaired successful arbitration of contract dispute concerning half-billion dollar energy development project.
  • Lead counsel in obtaining dismissal of successor liability lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court where plaintiffs sought more than $262 million by alleging a de facto merger by McDermott client.
  • First-chaired defeat of class certification motion filed against leading technology company in Alameda County Superior Court.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a leading health insurance company defeating provider claims seeking more than $8 million in compensatory damages in addition to punitive damages.

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  • BTI Client Service All-Star MVP, 2017 to 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2011 to present


  • United Way of Greater Los Angeles Board of Directors, member, 2012-2019
  • Jonathan Club, member


University of California – Los Angeles School of Law, 1991
Columbia University, BA, 1987

District of Columbia

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William Donovan, Jr.

Publications et événements / Médias

Webinar / McDermott Event / June 4, 2020