William C. Kinder represents clients in complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients in trade secret, patent, copyright, trademark and contract disputes in federal courts and administrative agencies.
He has handled matters involving a variety of industries, including semiconductor, computer, pharmaceutical, aluminum and beer-dispensing technologies.
Mr. Kinder’s practice involves all phases of civil litigation, including pre-suit investigation and pleadings, conducting witness interviews, fact and expert discovery, taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses for testimony, brief-writing, trials and appeals. He also has experience representing clients in government investigations.
Pro bono representation is also an important part of Mr. Kinder’s practice. He is a member of the team representing the creator of the Pepe the Frog character in his high-profile copyright enforcement actions against alt-right entities. As lead counsel for a Ugandan asylum-seeker, Mr. Kinder successfully obtained a grant of asylum at an evidentiary hearing in Boston Immigration Court.
Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Kinder was a law clerk for the Honorable Timothy S. Hillman of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. While attending law school, Mr. Kinder was a senior board member of The Georgetown Law Journal and Editor-in-Chief of the journal’s Annual Review of Criminal Procedure.
JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2014
BA, Geoscience and Government, Colby College, 2008
ADMISSIONS : New York, Massachusetts
CLERKSHIPS : The Hon. Timothy S. Hillman, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2014 – 2015