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William R. Vanderveer

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1189
Fax: 212.373.7989

William Vanderveer joined Friedman Kaplan in February of 2016 to focus on complex commercial litigation.  He is currently representing clients in connection with several confidential matters.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a middle market lender who lent to a private-equity sponsored dental servicer related to a litigation dispute.

  • Representation of majority bondholders and indenture trustee as plaintiffs in Delaware Court of Chancery against corporate issuer over the right of convertible noteholders to “put” over $60 million in notes to the company for par value in light of a corporate sale of assets comprising a fundamental change by the issuer.
  • Mr. Vanderveer and the firm assisted a university in preparing its FCPA compliance policy and provided training on the policy.

Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Mr. Vanderveer practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he focused on complex litigation matters in state and federal courts and in civil and criminal investigations.  Specifically, his work included defending clients in securities actions in state and federal courts and assisting several large financial institutions and other clients in responding to various regulatory inquiries.

Fast Facts


New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2012)

The George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude (2009)

Bar Admissions

State of New York

U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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