Bill Hine practices in the areas of complex international and commercial litigation, construction litigation, class action lawsuits, securities and contract law, and international and domestic arbitration. He defends foreign and domestic corporations and individuals in lawsuits arising out of mergers and acquisitions, corporate auctions, construction, real estate, and other contracts, as well as securities offerings and accounting restatements. He has litigated complex corporate issues before the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and has defended clients in connection with SEC investigations.
Bill has defended foreign clients, including Asia Pulp & Paper, Royal Bank of Scotland, and SunOpta, in U.S. securities class actions. He has represented clients in the power and utility industries in disputes arising out of various construction and oil/gas contracts. He represented Madison Square Garden in an antitrust action against the National Hockey League and Lehman Brothers Holdings in a multibillion dollar matter relating to its bankruptcy. Bill has experience litigating claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act, and he has defended foreign and domestic clients against claims arising from the Nazi Holocaust, South African apartheid, and American slavery.
Bill is a member of the bars in New York and Florida. He completed the National Institute of Trial Advocacy program in 2004. Bill also supervises the pro bono political asylum project in the Firm's New York Office.
Captain, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1981-1986), U.S. Army Engineer School's Basic and Advanced Officer Courses; 293rd Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy) in Baumholder, Germany; U.S. Army Engineers School's Directorate of Combat Developments; honorable discharge
Lehman Brothers Holdings seeks recovery of undisclosed asset value transferred in bankruptcy sale of broker dealer
Royal Bank of Scotland defends action arising out of collapse of Enron
Asia Pulp & Paper defends securities fraud class action