January 05, 2022

William Bauer named to the Rochester Business Journal's Power 20 Litigation List.

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP is pleased to announce that William G. Bauer, Esq. has been named to the Rochester Business Journal's "Power 20 Litigation List".

The Power 20 list showcases power players who are leading the Western New York legal community into the future. These lawyers and legal professionals make decisions that impact lives, inspire success and spark innovation.

Mr. Bauer is a Partner in the firm's Labor & Employment and Litigation Departments, and he is Chair of the Litigation Department. He concentrates his practice in general business and civil litigation, including corporate/partnership disputes, employment law, intellectual property, securities and federal court litigation. He is also active in court-sponsored and private alternate dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. He has conducted over 75 mediations under the ADR plans for Western and North Districts.

Mr. Bauer rejoined the firm in February 2003 after serving four years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York. As a United States Magistrate Judge, he presided over pre-trial proceedings in civil and criminal cases. He was also extensively involved in pre-trial settlement and mediation. Prior to taking the bench, Mr. Bauer had considerable trial experience in both state and federal court and handled appeals before the New York State Appellate Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.