William N. Berkowitz

Partner

Boston
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Bill Berkowitz is a partner in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he serves as co-chair of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group. He is a trial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience representing a wide range of companies in distribution, pricing, franchise, and other commercial matters. Mr. Berkowitz’s practice spans across many industries, including automotive, technology, health care, life sciences, aviation, retail, hospitality, and insurance, among others. He has litigated and won cases in state and federal courts in New York, Massachusetts, California, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Maryland. An experienced appellate lawyer, Mr. Berkowitz has argued appeals in several state supreme courts, courts of appeal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits. He serves as U.S. antitrust counsel to a number of national and international firms.

Mr. Berkowitz is recognized as a “national star” by Euromoney Magazine’s Benchmark Litigation (2018 edition).  Best Lawyers in America selected him as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for antitrust litigation, and highlighted him in its 24th edition for his “high caliber work in the practice areas of franchise law and litigation- antitrust.”  He is listed as a perennial “Super Lawyer” and “Band 1” ranked Chambers USA lawyer in antitrust, which describes Mr. Berkowitz as “a seasoned antitrust practitioner with a focus on litigation [who] has one of the leading franchising and dealer practices in the country and represents a who's who of the largest automotive firms.”

Beyond litigation, Mr. Berkowitz routinely consults with clients on compliance with federal and state antitrust laws, state franchise laws, and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

West Nine Heels promotion Boutique Nine West promotion promotion Heels Boutique Nine Boutique West Bill Berkowitz is a partner in the Boston office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he serves as co-chair of the firm's Antitrust Practice Group. He is a trial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience representing a wide range of companies in distribution, pricing, franchise, and other commercial matters. Mr. Berkowitz’s practice spans across many industries, including automotive, technology, health care, life sciences, aviation, retail, hospitality, and insurance, among others. He has litigated and won cases in state and federal courts in New York, Massachusetts, California, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Maryland. An experienced appellate lawyer, Mr. Berkowitz has argued appeals in several state supreme courts, courts of appeal, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits. He serves as U.S. antitrust counsel to a number of national and international firms.

Mr. Berkowitz is recognized as a “national star” by Euromoney Magazine’s Benchmark Litigation (2018 edition).  Best Lawyers in America selected him as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for antitrust litigation, and highlighted him in its 24th edition for his “high caliber work in the practice areas of franchise law and litigation- antitrust.”  He is listed as a perennial “Super Lawyer” and “Band 1” ranked Chambers USA lawyer in antitrust, which describes Mr. Berkowitz as “a seasoned antitrust practitioner with a focus on litigation [who] has one of the leading franchising and dealer practices in the country and represents a who's who of the largest automotive firms.”

Beyond litigation, Mr. Berkowitz routinely consults with clients on compliance with federal and state antitrust laws, state franchise laws, and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School (1984)
  • B.S., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, cum laude (1981)

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

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