William L.D. Barrett is Of Counsel to Butzel Long, practicing in the firm’s New York office. He graduated from Harvard Law School (LLB, 1963) and Yale University (B.A., 1960). Mr. Barrett has extensive experience in the areas of Alternate Dispute Resolution, Mutual Funds, Corporate Law, and Securities Litigation in which he has practiced since 1963.
Mr. Barrett has served as chair or sole arbitrator on more than 200 commercial, construction and international cases. These multi-million dollar disputes have involved marketing and development of pharmaceutical products and high technology medical products, telecommunications, financing, oil transportation and exploration, technical and dot.com matters, advertising, franchising, licensing of brands and intellectual property; management of New York City office buildings, real estate syndication and financing, acquisitions, valuation of companies in the airline, software, pharmaceutical and other industries, acquisition of a major mortgage servicing company, patents, insurance and reinsurance, securities and hedge fund cases and executive employment; class action arbitration, including health care providers and real estate development, construction cases involving the Pittsburgh subway system, construction of a steel mill and pulp mill, renovations of multi-floor interior spaces in New York office buildings, soils and excavation projects and electrical contracting for mass transit projects. He is a member of the AAA roster of neutrals and of the panel of arbitrators in the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.