Dane Butswinkas and John Schmidtlein Elected to Williams & Connolly’s Executive Committee

January 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, partners Dane Butswinkas and John Schmidtlein have been elected to serve on Williams & Connolly’s Executive Committee. 

Dane Butswinkas focuses on trial and arbitration work. Having tried cases throughout the United States in both state and federal courts, Law360 named him one of the top fifty “Trial Aces” in the nation, and Benchmark Litigation has recognized Dane as a “National Commercial Lawyer of the Year” and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. Dane is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He joined the firm in 1989.

John Schmidtlein has represented clients in complex civil and criminal matters for nearly 30 years, including numerous trials. John focuses his practice on antitrust litigation and government investigations. He has been recognized by a number of legal publications, including Chambers USA, The American Lawyer and Global Competition Review for his accomplishments representing clients in numerous highly publicized lawsuits and investigations. John joined Williams & Connolly in 1993; he is a past Vice Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Civil Practice and Procedure Committee and has taught as an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University Law School.

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