William S. Snyder

William S. Snyder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
 | 4400 Renaissance Tower, 1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: 214-939-8700
Fax: 214-939-8787
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Professional Liability: Defense (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Will Snyder’s practice focuses on business litigation disputes in which he represents plaintiffs and defendants in matters tried in state and federal courts (including bankruptcy courts) or in arbitrated matters. He represents clients in matters related to breach-of-contract claims, breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims, business torts (including securities fraud and other transactional fraud), claims arising from disputes between partners or LLC members or from mergers and acquisitions, legal malpractice claims, claims related to trade secret misappropriation, and ultra vires claims against officers or directors.

Many of Will’s cases involve transactions related to securities, real estate, oil and gas, private equity, and intellectual property. Will also prosecutes and defends cases involving product liability claims. Corporations and individuals have also retained him to defend them in federal white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and Environmental Protection Agency. Apart from his trial practice, Will has taken the lead in briefing and arguing cases before the Texas appellate courts, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

About William Snyder

Admitted: 1993, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.bradley.com/people/s/snyder-william-s


  • The University of Texas School of Law - American Jurisprudence Award
  • AV-Preeminent Rating (5 out of 5), Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The University of Texas at Austin Scholarship Committee
  • The Children's Trust Board of Directors - Children's Medical Center of Dallas
  • The University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Advisory Council

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • New Developments in Proving/Disproving Business Tort Damages, Texas Business Torts Institute, 2012
  • "Comparison of Delaware and Texas Fiduciary Duty Litigation", 2011
  • Comparative Fiduciary Duty Law (Texas & Delaware), Texas Business Torts Institute, 2011
  • Fiduciary Duty Litigation, Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, 2008


  • Successful defense of a Fortune 500 company following 2-year criminal investigation conducted by the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency. Investigations concluded with no indictments.
  • Successful argument involving client’s securities fraud claims before the Dallas Court of Appeals, including denial of adversary’s request for mandamus relief.
  • Successful summary judgment for client in multimillion-dollar breach-of-contract suit involving intellectual property claims.
  • Summary judgment favoring a law firm in a 4-year federal legal malpractice case where the plaintiff sought millions of dollars. Case settled for nuisance value, less than half of plaintiff’s attorney fees and expenses .
  • Multimillion-dollar settlement for client in securities fraud claims against an international corporation and its officers, directors and underwriters in connection with an initial public offering.
  • No-liability defense verdicts for corporate client in two product liability jury trials where plaintiffs sought millions of dollars in damages based on permanent disabling personal injuries.
  • Successful prosecution of corporate client’s claims in extended securities arbitration, resulting in favorable confidential settlement before award was issued.
  • Successful defense of a corporation and its officers and directors against multimillion-dollar claims for fraud, tortious interference, and breach of contract (among others ).
  • No-liability arbitration award for client in multimillion-dollar partnership dispute involving intellectual property royalties.
  • Successful defeat of multiple summary judgment motions against a Fortune 100 corporation, including favorable confidential settlement on client’s breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • No-liability judgment for client following bench trial over partnership dispute, including 100% award for client’s counterclaim damages.
  • Successful summary judgment for client in federal breach-of-contract suit involving approximately $2 million in damages.
  • No-liability jury verdict for individual defendant in dispute over a real estate development.
  • Significant settlement for clients following federal declaratory judgment action.
  • Successful defense in securities arbitration, with panel awarding less than .05% of a multimillion-dollar damages claim.
  • No-liability defense verdict for corporate client in commercial dispute, including award of 100% of damages sought on client’s counterclaims.
  • Successful dismissal of federal court commercial fraud claims seeking more than $11 million in damages from corporate client.
  • Successful summary judgment against corporate plaintiff’s securities-related claims for more than $35 million, followed by favorable confidential settlement for corporate clients and related directors and officers.
  • Multimillion-dollar jury verdict, awarding corporate client 100% of requested damages on breach of contract claim related to patent royalties.
  • Successful prosecution of negligence claims arising from a fire that damaged his client’s planned real estate development, followed by favorable confidential settlement for policy limits.
  • No-liability defense verdict for corporate client in commercial dispute, including 100% award for counterclaim damages.

Educational Background:

  • Pomona College
  • The University of Texas School of Law, cum laude
  • The University of Texas - Plan II Honors Program (Phi Beta Kappa, graduated with Highest Honors)

Industry Groups

  • Business Transactions
  • Oil & Gas
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Securities
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Office Location for William S. Snyder

4400 Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75270

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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