William J. Hughes

Attorney in Atlantic City, NJ
Bill Hughes joined the firm as ""Of Counsel"" in 2002 and became a partner in 2007. His background is rich with experience in a variety of issues related to complex litigation in federal courts. After clerking for the Chief Judge for the Federal District of New Jersey and the Chairman of the Federal Judicial Conference, Bill was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division, Computers and Finance Section. During this time, Bill worked on such high-profile cases as United States v. Microsoft, U.S. v. NASDAQ Market Makers, and U.S. v. Moody's Rating Services. From 1997 to 2001, Bill continued with the Justice Department as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Camden, New Jersey, where he prosecuted a variety of cases ranging from tax and white-collar fraud to international drug smuggling, and other violent offenses.

Bill's dedication and hard work has been recognized by the F.B.I., U.S. Secret Service, Federal Air Marshals, D.E.A., U.S. Marshals and the U.S. Postal Inspectors. Today, he concentrates his work on Complex Commercial Litigation, Federal White-Collar Criminal Defense, and corporate investigations.
Bill is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College (B.A., 1989, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Honor Society), the Eagleton Institute of Politics and Public Policy at Rutgers University (M.A., 1991), Rutgers University Law School-Camden (J.D., 1993), and Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Taxation, 1998).
Admissions:
•United States Court of Federal Claims
•United States District Court for the Eastern District of PA
•United States District Court Ohio
•United States District Court New Jersey
•United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
•United States District Court for the Western District of NY
•United States Court of Appeals - 3rd Circuit
•United States Court of Appeals - 4th Circuit
•United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
•United States Tax Court
•Supreme Court of the United States
•New Jersey Bar
•Pennsylvania Bar
•Washington DC Bar
Representative Cases:
- Served as co-counsel to a gaming company on four patent and trade-secret lawsuits which resulted in one settlement, an $11.3 million jury verdict, and a dismissal. One case is still pending. Bill and Cooper Levenson served as local counsel and assistant litigation counsel, and assisted the main trial counsel in all aspects of discovery and certain motion practice.
- Represented a family-owned corporation which was accused of violating the Consumer Fraud Act in the sale of a hotel. Bill served as trial counsel and argued before New Jersey's Appellate Division. In a published opinion, New Jersey's Appellate Division found that the sale of a hotel is not subject to New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act.
- Served as co-counsel for the defense to a publicly-traded corporation in a shareholder's derivative action. The Complaint was dismissed with prejudice.
- Served as co-counsel for the defense to a publicly-traded corporation in a shareholder's derivative action which attempted to prevent a merger with a European company. A preliminary injunction was denied and the merger successfully occurred. The Complaint was dismissed.
- Successfully represented a woman-owned business in the settlement of a lawsuit involving a former employee who established a competing business while still working for the client.
- Successfully represented a Federal Air Marshal who was exonerated of domestic abuse allegations. All charges were dropped.
- Successfully represented a family-owned business which was investigated for criminal violations of New Jersey's Antitrust Laws. No charges were brought against the corporation or the owners.
- Represented a local businessman who was pled guilty to falsifying trucking log books. The client was sentenced to probation.
- Represented a local businessman who pled guilty to falsifying an IRS “Offer in Compromise” form. The client was sentenced to probation and home confinement.
- Represented a client who was pled guilty to participating in a large internet credit card fraud and criminal copyright network. The client was sentenced to probation and home confinement.
- Represented a client who pled guilty to falsifying tax returns in a large tax fraud scheme. The client was sentenced to probation.
- Represented a client who pled guilty to obstructing a health care investigation. The client was sentenced to probation and home confinement.
- Represented a physicians' professional corporation which was accused of tax evasion. The physicians were sentenced to probation and the corporation paid a fine.
- Represented a former casino host who pled guilty to participating in an interstate racketeering ring. The client was sentenced to 10 days probation and a fine.
- Served as co-counsel in a trial against a municipality which attempted to condemn the client's property for redevelopment. The municipality eventually decided to stop all condemnation efforts.
- Served as trial counsel to a physician who was accused of utilizing a non-FDA approved substance on his patients.
- Served as trial counsel to a local businessman accused of defrauding a bank of approximately $2,000,000 in an intricate ATM fraud.

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Areas of Law

  • Antitrust Law
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Commercial Litigation

 

Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1993, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
1995, District of Columbia
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court for the Eastern District of PA
United States District Court Ohio
United States District Court New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States District Court for the Western District of NY
United States Court of Appeals - 3rd Circuit
United States Court of Appeals - 4th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Tax Court
Supreme Court of the United States

Law School Attended

Rutgers University Law School-Camden
Class of 1993
J.D.

Georgetown University Law Center
Class of 1998
LL.M.
Taxation

University Attended

Franklin & Marshall College
Class of 1989
B.A.
Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Honor Society

Eagleton Institute of Politics and Public Policy at Rutgers University
Class of 1991
M.A.

Birth Information

Born in 1967
Somers Point, NJ, 1967

Representative Cases

Representative Cases: - Served as co-counsel to a gaming company on four patent and trade-secret lawsuits which resulted in one settlement, an $11.3 million jury verdict, and a dismissal. One case is still pending. Bill and Cooper Levenson served as local counsel and assistant litigation counsel, and assisted the main trial counsel in all aspects o... More

Contact Information

Phone

(609) 572-7512

Fax

(609) 572-7513

Email

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William J. Hughes
Partner
 1125 Atlantic Avenue,
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Cooper Levenson, P.A. (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

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