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Bill O’Neil is a litigator whose practice focuses on high stakes commercial and class action litigation. Mr. O’Neil has experience in all stages of the litigation process, including the development of case strategy, drafting and responding to pleadings, preparing dispositive motions, managing complex discovery, taking and defending depositions, and preparing for trial. He represents corporations and individuals across a wide variety of industries, including financial services, defense contracting, biopharmaceutical, and media and entertainment. In each case, he works to understand the details of his clients’ businesses in order to advance their commercial objectives and secure favorable outcomes on their behalf.

  • Counsel for major hedge fund in complex breach of contract action arising out of hedge fund’s purchase of energy assets.
  • Counsel for major defense contractor in ERISA class action arising out of contractor’s calculation of a pension benefits.
  • Counsel for major defense contractor in putative ERISA class action challenging the actuarial assumptions used to calculate optional forms of benefits under the contractor’s pension plan.
  • Counsel for multiple record companies and music publishers in copyright infringement actions against Internet service providers.
  • Counsel for directors and officers of real estate investment trust in series of shareholder derivative actions arising out of REIT’s disclosures about a lending transaction.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully represented plaintiff in Americans with Disabilities Act action challenging municipality’s failure to provide adequate handicapped parking in town’s commercial district.
  • Successfully represented individual in administrative proceeding challenging transit authority’s denial of paratransit benefits.
  • Successfully represented juvenile seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status under the Immigration and Nationality Act.