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William V. O'Connor
Cooley (US) LLP
4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
Phone: 858-550-6000
Email: [email protected]
Web: cooley.com
Twitter: twitter.com/cooleyllp
Link to Biography: cooley.com/william-oconnor
Educated: Georgetown Universty Law Center
Admitted to Bar: California, 2001
Practice Areas: Product Safety Consultation, Product Recall, Product Liability Defense, Complex And Multi District, Class Action Defense
Practice Description: Practice Description: Bill regularly counsels clients on a wide range of product issues, including regulatory compliance, risk assessment and mitigation, warning and labelling, and crisis management. Bill’s product liability advisement and litigation experience covers a wide range of product segments, including consumer products, medical devices, automotive, robotics and autonomous systems, and industrial equipment. Bill’s litigation experience includes the trial and arbitration of commercial disputes relating to patent license agreements, supply contracts, partnerships, real estate and insurance and reinsurance. His six-month secondment to the general counsel team of Amlin, PLC, the largest Lloyd’s insurer in the London market, has given him particular insight into the international insurance industry, and Bill routinely advises clients on risk management issues. Bill serves on the Board of Governors for the San Diego chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and is a barrister in the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace Chapter of the American Inns of Court. As an experienced pilot, Bill understands the technical aspects involved in aviation-related litigation. Bill has been involved in several high-profile aviation accident cases, including the Alaska Airlines Flight 261, Gol Flight 1907 and Air France Flight 447 multi-district litigations. Bill also represents aircraft and helicopter manufacturers in product liability litigation filed in the US and abroad. Bill maintains a significant airports disputes practice, which involves the representation of airport proprietors and FBOs in controversial matters. For example, Bill led the representation of the City of Santa Monica in litigation against the FAA, which resulted in a landmark settlement to close the Santa Monica Airport. Bill also represents aviation clients in commercial and regulatory matters, FAA enforcement proceedings, Part 16 cases, and DOT investigations. Bill is also involved in cutting-edge legal matters involving unmanned aircraft. His success in the aviation field has been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500.
Industries Served: Consumer products, medical devices, automotive, robotics and autonomous systems, and industrial equipment.
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