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S. William Livingston
S. William Livingston
Senior Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5380 wlivingston@cov.com Download V-card

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.

Pro Bono

  • Represented persons who had been unlawfully arrested during a political protest in downtown Washington in a lawsuit against the District of Columbia. The suit resulted in monetary compensation, an apology, and revisions to police practices for the future. 
  • Represented a class of disabled individuals in a suit against a major retail chain seeking compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, resulting in a consent agreement designed to achieve compliance.