Bill Childs focuses his national practice on defending clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He has extensive experience in pharmaceutical mass tort, patent, commercial and other litigation.
Bill routinely works with company and expert witnesses, including sales representatives, FDA experts, epidemiologists and physicians of all specialties, to dive deep into the company story, medicine, and science behind the underlying claims to form a complete view of complex medical and regulatory issues. Bill thrives on organizing complicated evidence into key themes supported by the facts developed from witness interviews, depositions and key document review. His ability to quickly understand complex issues and cases translates into strategic and comprehensive case chronologies.
Bill also handles a range of other types of litigation. He has represented a medical device manufacturer in a trade secret matter, an educational tablet maker in warranty matters, an all-terrain vehicle manufacturer in warranty matters (including trying a case to verdict) and a highway safety equipment manufacturer in personal injury litigation.
After obtaining his J.D., Bill clerked for Judge James M. Rosenbaum, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. His subsequent practice, at Williams & Connolly LLP, was principally in pharmaceutical mass tort and intellectual property litigation.
Following Williams & Connolly LLP, Bill joined the full-time faculty of Western New England University School of Law, where he taught Torts, Products Liability, Experts and Scientific Evidence and other courses, for eight years (earning tenure). Bill also served as Associate Dean for External Affairs for three years. His scholarship while in academia focused on mass tort litigation, amusement ride safety and the intersection of law and science, all of which continue to be an active part of Bill's practice today.