William Krohley is a partner in the firm’s New York office. He focuses his practice on major commercial disputes, large complex tort and products liability litigation, arbitrations, antitrust actions and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Defended and reached a global settlement of all claims for personal injuries arising out of the 1984 gas disaster in Bhopal, India.
In Re: “Agent Orange” Product Liability Litigation, MDL 381
Represented a principal defendant in a class action brought by Vietnam veterans against the manufacturers of “Agent Orange,” a chemical defoliant used by the U.S. military in Vietnam.
Represented a defendant in the multibillion-dollar silicone breast implant litigation in Birmingham, Ala. (MDL 926).
Handled arbitration of a dispute involving a long-term, $1.2 billion contract for the sale of liquefied petroleum gas and natural gasoline from Saudi Arabia in which the arbitrator awarded our client specific performance of the entire contract and substantial money damages.
Defended a declaratory judgment action brought by a public utility to avoid a $140 million contract for the purchase of uranium ore concentrates. Also handled related antitrust claims seeking treble damages in which the antitrust claims were dismissed and the contract dispute was amicably resolved by mediation proceedings involving counsel and top executives of the parties.
Defended a multimillion-dollar fraud claim arising out of the sale of a PCB transformer reclassification business.
Prosecuted a defendant class action for a major U.S. corporation against a group of former executives to obtain a judicial declaration resolving multimillion-dollar claims against the corporation under incentive compensation plans.
In Re: Automobile Fleet Sales Discount Litigation, MDL 65
Defended a major automobile manufacturer in one of the largest antitrust cases ever tried.
Handled Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adjudicatory proceedings and dealer termination cases in state and federal courts, including the successful defense of the last DeSoto dealer case to be tried alleging the wrongful discontinuation of that line of automobiles.
Represented major domestic and foreign banks in their commercial and fiduciary capacities in litigation involving alleged fraud, loan defaults, public indenture violations and Federal Reserve Board regulations.