William Large joined the firm in November 2017. Over the last 20 years, he has developed skills in a wide variety of legal disciplines. He has worked for several different states’ attorneys general on oil & gas and energy matters and litigation. Mr. Large’s litigation experience, in state and federal courts throughout the country, includes diverse matters such as antitrust, energy transportation regulation, environmental pollution, securities and intra-corporate disputes. Participation and leadership roles in class actions and multidistrict litigation have also constituted a major portion of Mr. Large’s experience. Additionally, Mr. Large has served as outside counsel handling all legal affairs for several companies. After graduating with a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, Mr. Large served as a law clerk on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Hon. Andrew J. Kleinfeld.
One of Mr. Large’s areas of practice which he enjoys is eDiscovery. He was the eDiscovery chair for the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill MDL. In that role, Mr. Large designed and implemented the infrastructure and assembled a team of over 30 lawyers and staff. The venture was very successful, as the team led by Large processed and reviewed over 20 TB of data in eight months. This allowed the Plaintiffs to complete discovery in less than a year, making the case ready for trial, and eventually settling, within 2 years of the tragedy itself.
Mr. Large has a wife and three daughters. He enjoys cooking, gardening and participating in and providing pro bono legal services for his daughters’ non-profit select soccer club, the Lafayette Dash. Over the years he has volunteered his time for many groups such as chairman of the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority and board member of Alaska Catholic Social Services Adoption Program.