Clifford Chance Strengthens U.S. Firm With Addition Of New Litigation Partner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — International law firm Clifford Chance has announced that William E. Wallace III has joined the firm as a partner in the U.S. Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He joins Clifford Chance from Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy LLP, where he was a senior partner. Wallace will lead the U.S. Corporate and Financial Services Litigation Group and will be based in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Wallace is a litigator with significant trial experience. His practice concentrates on complex litigation with an emphasis on commercial disputes, insolvency and fraud litigation. Wallace also has strong relationships in the REIT industry. Also, Wallace brings a strong record in trade secret and related litigation, and will work alongside former Federal Trade Commission General Counsel Bill Blumenthal, who joined Clifford Chance as chairman of the U.S. Antitrust practice last year.

Before joining Milbank in 2001, Wallace was head of global litigation for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Wallace also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice (Strike Force Against Organized Crime) in Boston for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami and clerked for a U.S. District Court judge in Miami.

Clifford Chance focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. It has 30 offices in 21 countries with 3,800 legal advisers and also operates a “best friends” arrangement with AZB & Partners in India, Lakatos, Koves & Partners in Hungary and a co-operation agreement with Al-Jadaan & Partners Law Firm in Saudi Arabia.