William A. Isaacson

William
Isaacson
Partner

Since joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP at its inception in 1997, Bill Isaacson’s main practice areas have included complex commercial litigation, including plaintiff litigation and arbitration.

Isaacson is listed as one of the 500 leading lawyers in the U.S. by the publication Lawdragon, (click here).  Legal 500.com describes Isaacson as a “leader” at BSF “with many successes to his credit,”  (click here).  In 2013, the American Lawyer named Isaacson as “Litigator of the Week” after he  served as trial counsel in the first antitrust action against Chinese companies for cartel conduct relating to products sold in the United States, winning a $162 million judgment, and $33 million from settling defendants, (click here).  

In other example, Isaacson has acted as trial counsel for plaintiffs in Animal Science Products v. Mitsui & Co. (D.D.C.), an international cartel case, resulting in a jury verdict for the class of $49.5 million (before trebling) (National Law Journal, August 4, 2003 p. 13) and In re Scrap Metal Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ohio) winning a jury verdict of $11.5 million before trebling.  Mr. Isaacson also has acted as a Steering Committee Member in In re Vitamins Antitrust Litigation in which the firm uncovered an international conspiracy and represented purchasers of a range of vitamins in pursuing price fixing and market allocation claims ("Not Your Father's Class Action," National Law Journal, June 7, 1999, p.A5), resulting in an over $1 billion in settlements.   Among other cases, Isaacson represents Firm clients in In re TFT-LCD Antitrust Litigation and In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation and is currently colead counsel for the direct purchaser class in In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.) and In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation (N.D.Ohio).

Isaacson is a member of the Board for Legal Counsel for the Elderly, the Advisory Board for the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, and the Board of Trustees for the Field School in Washington DC.  His pro bono work was featured in an article in the Washington Post on June 10, 2010.  He has lectured at Georgetown University Law School and made presentations and conducted mock trials at ABA and IBA seminars and meetings.  Based on its own surveys, the publication Super Lawyers has listed Isaacson as a D.C. Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers has listed him as one of the best lawyers in Washington DC.