William (Bill) Donovan 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. Bill represents Fortune 200 corporations, emerging companies, sharing economy clients, entrepreneurs and technology firms.

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  • Represented a leading homebuilder and obtained decertification of a previously certified class action seeking $1 billion in restitution*
  • Argued on behalf of seven leading homebuilders in a class action suit in the Ninth Circuit, and obtained and affirmance of the dismissal of class actions*

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


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


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

District of Columbia

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