William Potts

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 2200
Washington 20052 DC US

William E. Potts Jr.’s practice focuses on commercial and complex civil litigation. Bill’s practice focuses on commercial and complex civil litigation. Bill has represented clients in a range of industries, including financial services, software development, electronics manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, telecommunications, petrochemical refining, food services and retail operations.

Bill was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Oren R. Lewis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, from 1977 to 1978.

Bill is admitted to practice in the following Courts: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Western District of Virginia, the District of Columbia, the District of Colorado, and the Eastern District of Michigan.

Experience:

  • Defended a student loan servicer against Fair Credit Reporting Act claims in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Defended a supermarket chain against antitrust and tortious inference claims in a Maryland state court and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
  • Represented a retail chain in litigation over deficiencies in construction site development in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.
  • Defended a foreign government in arbitration conducted pursuant to a Bilateral Investment Treaty before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
  • Defended a software developer against challenges to an arbitration award in D.C. Superior Court and in a Virginia state court.
  • Defended a foreign utility in arbitration before the Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
  • Represented a supermarket chain in state tax litigation in North Carolina state court.
    Defended a student loan company in a consumer class action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  • Tried a dispute over Native American land rights in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.
  • Defended a major DRAM manufacturer in a patent infringement action in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
  • Tried a commercial dispute between competitors in the student loan industry in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Prosecuted and mediated a patent infringement action involving night vision technology in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
  • Tried three wrongful death actions involving claims of benzene-induced blood diseases in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
  • Defended a major electronics company against intellectual property claims involving telecommunications technology in state court in Dallas, Texas.
  • Defended a major refining company against personal injury claims arising from an explosion and chemical release in state court in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Defended a newspaper in a lender liability action brought in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • Tried claims brought by a major supermarket chain against a television network for activities that resulted in a Prime Time Live broadcast.
  • Tried business tort and legal malpractice claims in state court in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Arbitrated and mediated personal injury claims arising from alleged chemical exposures.

EDUCATION:

  • JD, The Catholic University of America, 1977
  • BA, University of Virginia, 1974

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

CLERKSHIPS:

  • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

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