William D. Eggers

William Eggers is a retired partner of the firm who currently serves as Of Counsel. He divides his time between assisting clients in business disputes and service on civic and corporate boards.

What do you focus on?

I focus on large and small commercial disputes, and I have experience managing a broad variety of cases, including representing a large public client in a dispute with a former manager over the causes and consequences of his departure, advising a nonprofit entity in a governance dispute over the conduct of an election of directors, defending a bailment claim, seeking recovery for an individual in banking transactions and defending a software supplier. My service on boards and audit committees, as well as my 10 years of experience as general counsel to a Fortune 500 company, helps me see legal issues from my clients’ perspective and develop proactive solutions for both compliance and litigation matters.

What do you see on the horizon?

Risk management is a watchword, especially for audit committees. Banks and other businesses are increasingly focused on anticipating and managing risks. When claims nevertheless happen, clients want seasoned experience, flexibility, cost containment, and above all, results.


William D. Eggers

Of Counsel


Phone: 585-263-1488

Fax: 866-518-8707

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

Yale University, B.A., Philosophy

New York

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama

William Eggers’ community and civic contributions include acting as a trustee of the Center for Governmental Research and of Utica College. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a director of Chemung Financial Corporation, a regional bank based in Elmira, New York. He has lectured on the legal and practical elements of international joint ventures, and has served on civil practice and professional ethics committees of the New York State and American bar associations.

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