Biography

William Schmedlin is an associate in the firm's litigation department.

Representative Matters

Litigation
Represents financial guaranty insurers in lawsuits related to residential mortgage-backed securities.

Intellectual Property
Represents multiple clients in intellectual property disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, including U.S. and international patent lawsuits for pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Represented telecom and food retailers in false advertisement matters.

Represented client in discovery and dismantling of counterfeiting operation targeting their energy product.

Investigations
Represented clients in internal and governmental investigations.

Employment
Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), including successful suit that ultimately established entitlement of police sergeants to FLSA overtime pay.

Represents public union in collective bargaining.

Appellate
Represents defendants in multimillion dollar appeal of claims including fraud and breach of contract.

Pro Bono
Represents class of foster children in lawsuit challenging excessive and unnecessary time spent in acute-care psychiatric hospitals, which ultimately led to settlement agreement.

Represents class of children asserting their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Act against a state educational agency, which ultimately led to a settlement agreement.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York

Professional Activities

Recipient, Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award (2010-2013)