William Livingston is a litigation senior counsel in the firm’s Washington office. His practice over the years involved a wide variety of civil lawsuits, with emphasis on complex commercial contract cases, antitrust matters, insurance coverage disputes involving substantial claims on behalf of business policyholders, major environmental litigation, and pro bono cases for the American Civil Liberties Union and other clients. During his career, he has also represented clients in major antitrust lawsuits, in Lanham Act cases, in FTC proceedings, and in other types of matters, including the representation of states in lawsuits under the Medicaid law.
Currently, as senior counsel at the firm, Mr. Livingston's principal activity involves representation in habeas corpus proceedings of more than a dozen detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. These proceedings have included numerous complex evidentiary hearings in federal court in the District of Columbia and subsequent appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals.