Bill has litigated disputes over the interpretation and enforcement of many types of technology contracts, general commercial contracts and liability insurance policies. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts, before arbitration panels, and by use of other alternative dispute resolution techniques.
Bill writes extensively on technology and business issues, including:
- "Standing and the Circuit Court Split in Data Breach Litigation” in Corporate Disputes, January-March 2018
- "Representations and Warranties in M&A Agreements" in the ABA's Guide to Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions, December 2017
- "What's Changed Under Delaware's New Data Breach Law" in Law360, August 24, 2017
- "Building Your Cyber Incident Response Plan" in Delaware Business, May/June 2017
- "Cybersecurity as an Unfair Practice: FTC Enforcement under Section 5 of the FTC Act” in Business Law Today, June 2016
- “Legal Considerations for Business Contracting in Cloud Computing Services” and “Essential IT Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions” in Internet Law for the Business Lawyer (Second Edition) (American Bar Association 2012)
Bill frequently speaks at seminars, programs and meetings on topics including technology, e-discovery and cybersecurity, among others:
- November 9, 2016: at a program sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association, Mr. Denny presented “Recent Developments in Data Security.”
September 28, 2016, at a program sponsored by the Delaware Small Business Development Center, Mr. Denny presented “Data Breach and Vendor Risk Management.” This presentation focused on necessary due diligence, essential contract terms and follow-up activities to minimize the risk of harm caused by a vendor cyber security event.
- September 7, 2016: 2016 Secure Delaware Workshop, Mr. Denny presented "Data Breach and Vendors: Strategies to Limit Your Risks of Data Breach and Protect Yourself from Vendor Vulnerabilities."
- December 15 and 16, 2015: National Business Institute Seminar entitled “Legal Ethics of Email.” Mr. Denny was one of two principal speakers.
- October 3, 2015: Delaware State Bar Association Seminar, “Managing E-Discovery Effectively.” Mr. Denny focused on recent developments in e-discovery.
- September 29, 2015: Delaware Cyber Security Workshop, “Changing Legal Landscape in Cybersecurity: Implications for Business.” Mr. Denny focused on recent developments in cybersecurity laws and regulations at a full-day seminar sponsored by the State of Delaware.
- May 6, 2014: Delaware Cyber Security Workshop. “Changing Legal Landscape in Cybersecurity: Implications for Business.” This presentation focused on the latest developments and implications for businesses as they seek to protect their critical infrastructure and comply with laws and regulations for data protection.
- April 10, 2014: ABA Business Section Spring Meeting, Cloud Computing and IT Services Subcommittee. Mr. Denny presented on recent developments in cloud computing contracting practices.
- February 6, 2013: Delaware Cyber Security Workshop. Mr. Denny led a roundtable discussion on data security and data breach notification laws at the full day conference on cybersecurity sponsored by the State of Delaware.
- January 2013: Technology Inn of Court of Wilmington. Mr. Denny led a panel discussion on e-discovery.
- October and November 2013: Client presentations on indemnification and limitation liability provisions in commercial contracts.
- January 2018
- December 20, 2017
- December 14, 2017
- Law360, August 24, 2017
- Delaware Business, May/June 2017
- Business Law Today, June 2016
- August 15, 2018
- July 30, 2018
- March 23, 2018
- November 3, 2017
- August 17, 2017
- August 15, 2017
- William Denny Earns CIPP/US Certification from the International Association of Privacy ProfessionalsJune 6, 2017
- Three Potter Anderson Attorneys Named “Lawyers of the Year” and 21 Attorneys Named as "the Best Lawyers in America" for 2017August 15, 2016
- February 2, 2012
Events & Speaking Engagements
- November 13, 2018
- Denny to Address Data Privacy, GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 at Secure Delaware WorkshopOctober 31, 2018
- September 27, 2018
- August 2, 2018
- May 31, 2018
- May 22, 2018
- May 17, 2018
- May 2, 2018
- April 12, 2018
- March 1, 2018
- January 27, 2018
- December 6, 2017
- October 11, 2017
- September 14, 2017
- August 10, 2017
- Potter Anderson Hosts Seminar on Protecting Your Business: Cyber Threats, Employees and Financial SecurityMay 16, 2017
- September 7, 2016
- February 23, 2016
University of Virginia School of Law, 1987, J.D.
University of Helsinki, 1984
Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1983
Bar & Court Admissions
- Delaware, 1988
Professional Activities and Honors
- Certified Information Privacy Professional / U.S. Private Sector; Chair, KnowledgeNet Delaware Chapter
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the area of Information Technology Law.
- AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
- Delaware State Bar Association; Co-Chair, E-Discovery and Technology Law Section; Committee on Professional Ethics (former Co-Chair)
- American Bar Association; Business Section, Cyberspace Law Committee; Co-Chair, IT Services and Cloud Computing Subcommittee; Cybersecurity Legal Task Force
- Federal Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee for Electronic Discovery
- Richard K. Herrmann Technology American Inn of Court