Furnish, William D.


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William Furnish is an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group, focusing on complex commercial litigation and professional liability. William has experience representing clients in both state and federal court, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings.

Prior to joining Osborn Maledon, William was a litigation and trial associate in Latham & Watkins LLP’s New York office. In this role, he advised and represented Big Four accounting firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other institutional clients in connection with securities, professional liability, intellectual property and commercial litigation. William’s practice has also incorporated significant pro bono work, including representing asylum seekers, directing a legal clinic for homeless youth and representing veterans seeking disability benefits.

Before going to law school, William served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Armenia, where he taught first through 10th grade English, directed a school renovation project and trained other English teachers.

Education

J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2009; Arizona Law Review, Articles Editor; Order of the Coif

A.B., cum laude, Dartmouth College, 2002

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2011

S.D.N.Y., 2014

New York, 2010

Clerkships

Arizona Supreme Court, Justice Andrew D. Hurwitz, 2009 - 2010

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Judge Carolyn Dineen King, 2010 - 2011

Publications

CoAuthor with Christopher Harris, “Legal Privilege and Related Issues in Insolvency and Restructuring Matters,” The Review Of Banking & Financial Services (March 2014)

Contributing Editor, “Section 11 of the Securities Act,” Federal Securities Litigation: A Deskbook For The Practitioner, Data Trace Publishing (3rd Ed. 2014)