Bill is a Partner in our Outside General Counsel™ department. He brings to the firm a wealth of knowledge and experience in corporate compliance and risk management, helping clients achieve business objectives within domestic and international legal frameworks. Mr. Farran has served as chief legal officer and senior counsel for global corporations for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience with transactional practice, including mergers and acquisitions, developing and implementing corporate governance structures and policies, preventive antitrust and anti-corruption practices and financial and securities reporting and disclosure systems. Moreover, Bill has successfully developed and executed winning strategies for multi-million dollar corporate disputes and achieved favorable high-stakes settlements for clients through international commercial arbitration.
In 2012, Bill Farran was named NJ General Counsel of the Year (public companies with up to $1 billion revenue) by NJBIZ. He served as a judge for General Counsel of the Year from 2013 through 2015, and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Business Leadership Forum, Union League of Philadelphia
Philabundance Advocacy Advisory Committee
United States Supreme Court
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.; Law Review; Order of the Coif; 1976
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S. Economics, cum laude, 1972
Legal Privilege Webinar; Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)