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William J. Hibsher

Senior Counsel

, Bryan Cave LLP
New York

Tel

1 212 541 1085

Fax

1 212 541 1486
wjhibsher@bryancave.com
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William J. Hibsher

Senior Counsel


New York



1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104-3300

Phone:

1 212 541 1085

Fax:

1 212 541 1486

email:

wjhibsher@bryancave.com

William Hibsher has experience litigating trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals involving a variety of industries. He has litigated numerous matters on behalf of financial institutions and he has conducted internal investigations for financial institutions in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Hibsher’s commercial litigation experience includes real estate matters, corporate acquisitions, co-operatives and condominiums, regulatory oversight and insurance. His practice also includes copyright and trademark litigation concerning a variety of industries—apparel, toys, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, media.

Having served as Chief of the U.S. Attorneys Office’s Civil Rights Unit, Mr. Hibsher has represented many clients in civil rights matters, including employment, fair housing, fair credit, and in response to civil rights investigations conducted by government agencies.

Mr. Hibsher serves as a member of the Federal Arbitration Panel of the Eastern District of New York since 1986. After leaving the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in 1982, Mr. Hibsher practiced in the firm of Teitelbaum, Hiller, Rodman, Paden & Hibsher, P.C., until its dissolution in 1996.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Committee on Civil Rights, 1983-1986

  • Federal Bar Council – Committee on the Second Circuit Courts, 1984-1986

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • St. John's Law Review - Research Editor, 1973–1974

  • Southern District of New York - Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1977–1982

  • U.S. Attorney's Office - Chief, Civil Rights Unit, 1981–1982

  • Eastern District of New York - Federal Arbitration Panel Member, 1986 to present

  • Hetrick Martin Institute – Member of the Board of Directors, 1990–1996

  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund – Co-Chair and Member of the Board of Directors, 1982-1989

  • Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc. – Member, and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2002 to present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 2003 to present; President, 2012, 2013

  • Member, and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Public Health Solutions, 2002 to present

  • Member, New York City Commission on Human Rights, 2009 to present

William Hibsher has experience litigating trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration tribunals involving a variety of industries. He has litigated numerous matters on behalf of financial institutions and he has conducted internal investigations for financial institutions in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Hibsher’s commercial litigation experience includes real estate matters, corporate acquisitions, co-operatives and condominiums, regulatory oversight and insurance. His practice also includes copyright and trademark litigation concerning a variety of industries—apparel, toys, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, media.

Having served as Chief of the U.S. Attorneys Office’s Civil Rights Unit, Mr. Hibsher has represented many clients in civil rights matters, including employment, fair housing, fair credit, and in response to civil rights investigations conducted by government agencies.

Mr. Hibsher serves as a member of the Federal Arbitration Panel of the Eastern District of New York since 1986. After leaving the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York in 1982, Mr. Hibsher practiced in the firm of Teitelbaum, Hiller, Rodman, Paden & Hibsher, P.C., until its dissolution in 1996.

Bar and Court Admissions

New York, 1975

Education

St. John’s University, J.D., cum laude, 1974

Hofstra University, M.A., 1972

Hofstra University, B.A., 1965

Professional Affiliations

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Committee on Civil Rights, 1983-1986
  • Federal Bar Council – Committee on the Second Circuit Courts, 1984-1986

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • St. John's Law Review - Research Editor, 1973–1974
  • Southern District of New York - Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1977–1982
  • U.S. Attorney's Office - Chief, Civil Rights Unit, 1981–1982
  • Eastern District of New York - Federal Arbitration Panel Member, 1986 to present
  • Hetrick Martin Institute – Member of the Board of Directors, 1990–1996
  • Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund – Co-Chair and Member of the Board of Directors, 1982-1989
  • Medical and Health Research Association of New York City, Inc. – Member, and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2002 to present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 2003 to present; President, 2012, 2013
  • Member, and Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Public Health Solutions, 2002 to present
  • Member, New York City Commission on Human Rights, 2009 to present

Education

  • St. John’s University, J.D., cum laude, 1974
  • Hofstra University, M.A., 1972
  • Hofstra University, B.A., 1965

Admissions

  • New York, 1975

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Firmwide Diversity Committee
  • LGBT Lawyers Affinity Group (Co-Chair)
  • Pro Bono Committee