Will is a partner in the firm’s Winston-Salem, NC office. He is an experienced regulatory and trial attorney who represents clients who own prominent branded products that are regulated by FDA. He assists clients on a wide range of state and federal regulatory matters, compliance counseling, enforcement actions, product liability litigation, and new product development offerings.

Will has extensive experience in counseling clients where understanding complex scientific issues related to a client’s branded products is critical to providing effective legal advice and executing on company business strategies.

He has assisted clients in preparing large complex FDA regulatory submissions and routinely provides legal advice on the development of clinical study protocols, informed consent forms, investigative product development efforts, and study subject recruiting advertisements.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    • Trial counsel in a 5-week bench trial where he defended a branded product against claims brought by a consortium of State Attorneys General that the brand was advertised in a false/misleading fashion. (State of Vermont v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.)
    • Trial counsel in five Florida state court product liability trials: (Gray v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al.; Alexander v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al.; Warrick v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al.; Bowman v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al.; Sury v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company et al.)
    • Lead arbitration counsel in a contract dispute over the indemnity provisions of corporate acquisition involving branded signage.

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    Contact information

    +1 336.721.3765
    william.latham@wbd-us.com
    +1 336.773.8420

    Bar admissions

    1993, Louisiana

    1996, North Carolina

    2009, Florida

    Admitted to practice before:

    • All Louisiana state courts
    • All North Carolina state courts
    • U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana
    • Middle District of Florida