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Washington, DC Commercial Litigator of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2011

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP partner William W. Taylor III was named the 2011 “Washington, DC Commercial Litigator of the Year” by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed national legal guide.

Best Lawyers awards the accolade “Lawyer of the Year” in a particular practice area to a single lawyer in the community. According to Best Lawyers, “The lawyers being honored as ‘Lawyers of the Year’ were selected because they received particularly high ratings from most of their peers. … The selected lawyers have earned a high level of respect among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.” Click here to read more about the “Lawyers of the Year” selection process.

Mr. Taylor specializes in complex litigation and routinely represents companies and their officials, current and former public officials, lawyers, and law firms in private controversies as well as regulatory investigations. He successfully defended the former chairman of the compensation committee of the New York Stock Exchange against claims brought by the New York Attorney General seeking to recoup compensation paid to the President of the Exchange and the former president of the Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Committee against charges of making unlawful payments to members of the International Olympic Committee. The subject matters of his practice include securities, antitrust, corporate governance, and contracts.

Before joining Zuckerman Spaeder, Mr. Taylor was a staff attorney and special assistant for training at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and until recently a member of the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence of the U.S. Judicial Conference. He has been a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina Law School, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Catholic University and George Washington University Law School.

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