Morrison Mahoney announced today that William T. Purdue will return to the firm as a partner. Bill handles high profile defense matters including representing entities and individuals before regulatory and licensing Boards of Registration, professional malpractice, commercial fraud, products liability and construction litigation. He will concentrate his practice in the areas of hospital and medical malpractice, products liability, environmental and toxic torts, and cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.
“We are thrilled to have Bill return to Morrison Mahoney,” said Scott D. Burke, the firm’s Managing Partner. “During his tenure with Morrison Mahoney, Bill established a solid reputation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as an exceptional trial lawyer, especially in the areas of medical malpractice and products defense. He returns to us with much broader experience, and a unique client-focused perspective which suits the present Morrison Mahoney. With a deeper bench and broader array of services, our clients can rely on us throughout the region to counsel them through the entire dispute resolution cycle.”
Prior to returning to the firm, Bill was the Deputy General Counsel for the second largest domestic steel manufacturer, responsible for providing direct support, business counseling, investigative and strategic legal advice on sensitive matters with high-profile legal, regulatory, financial and reputational risk, and ensuring environmental, regulatory, and privacy compliance. Bill is also a retired Navy JAG officer who served on both active duty and in the Navy reserves, attaining the rank of Captain.
In addition to his practice, Bill is a frequent guest lecturer in Boston College’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy on the legal consequences of cyber breaches, emerging regulatory and litigation trends in cybersecurity, strategies for limiting legal, financial and reputational exposure and ethical decision-making in times of cyber crises.