William D. Ferraro

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Will Ferraro focuses his practice on complex civil and commercial litigation.  He has experience in a variety of substantive areas, including professional liability defense, products liability, personal injury and wrongful death, First Amendment, and trade secrets.  He has represented clients in venues ranging from state and federal trial courts to international arbitral tribunals and the United States Supreme Court.  Will devotes a significant portion of his practice to law firm defense.  He has defended lawyers and law firms against claims for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty and in ethics investigations by state bar authorities, and he has briefed and argued motions to disqualify based on alleged conflicts of interests.

A Philadelphia native, Will earned a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Yale University, where he served as captain of the varsity lightweight crew.  In 2017, he graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Notes Chair of the Harvard Law Review and won the Ames Moot Court competition.  After law school, Will clerked for Judge Gene E.K. Pratter of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Note, How the Obama Administration Used Retroactivity to Advance Its Sentencing Priorities, 53 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 259 (2018).
Note, Proving Breach of Former-Client Confidentiality, 131 Harv. L. Rev. 582 (2017).
Leading Case, Luna Torres v. Lynch, 130 Harv. L. Rev. 477 (2016).
Recent Case, State v. Pomianek, 129 Harv. L. Rev. 867 (2016).




Other Government Service

Legal Intern, United States Department of Justice, Criminal Appellate Section, Summer 2015

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