Cozen O’Connor: Lesser, William

William Lesser

Associate

New York

(212) 453-3808

(646) 588-1450

Recent News:

Cozen O’Connor Team Wins Landmark First Amendment Ruling

The team includes Michael de Leeuw, Stuart Shorenstein, Tamar Wise, Stephen Miller, Jesse Loffler, William Lesser, and Anna Hanke.

William is an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group.

William earned his law degree, summa cum laude, from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where he was the lead research editor of the Temple Law Review. William served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Team Wins Landmark First Amendment Ruling

June 21, 2019

The team includes Michael de Leeuw, Stuart Shorenstein, Tamar Wise, Stephen Miller, Jesse Loffler, William Lesser, and Anna Hanke.

Cozen O’Connor Team Partners with NAACP to Win Historic Voting Rights Victory

August 30, 2017

Cozen O’Connor, alongside co-counsel NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) and New Orleans-based civil rights lawyer Ron Wilson, obtained an important trial victory for our clients—the Terrebonne Parish NAACP and four individual Black voters—in a voting rights case in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Publications

What Is a “Mary Carter” Agreement? [ABA Practice Points]

November 09, 2018

David Loh, a member in the firm's Transportation & Trade Practice, and Willliam Lesser, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "What Is a “Mary Carter” Agreement?" for the American Bar Association Practice Points.

A Series Of SEC Enforcement Cases Against Microcap Attys [Law360]

May 31, 2018

Joseph Dever, a member, and William Lesser, an associate, in Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored this article highlighting the SEC Chairman Jay Clayton's warning shot across the bow of practicing securities attorneys.

US Supreme Court Confronts Partisan Gerrymandering

October 10, 2017

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations practice, and William Lesser, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation department, co-authored for The Legal Intelligencer, "US Supreme Court Confronts Partisan Gerrymandering."

Court Grapples With Internet Restrictions on Registered Sex Offenders [The Legal Intelligencer]

May 04, 2017

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations practice, and William Lesser, of the Commercial Litigation department, discuss internet restrictions on registered sex offenders in The Legal Intelligencer.

Education

  • Temple University—James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2015
  • SUNY–Binghamton, B.A., summa cum laude, 2012
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honorable Franklin S. Van Antwerpen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

LGBT Bar Association of New York