Bill Bosch is a skilled first-chair trial lawyer whose practice is largely focused on complex commercial disputes. He has extensive experience at the civil trial and appellate level across multiple state, federal and international jurisdictions. He also regularly handles arbitrations and mediations, including under AAA, ICDR and LCIA rules.

From formulating and executing strategic plans to handling evidentiary hearings through trial and appeal, Mr. Bosch helps clients across a spectrum of sectors—financial services, real estate, consumer products, IT, and life sciences—navigate challenges where the amounts at stake and issues of contention have a decisive impact on the core viability and integrity of their businesses. These challenges encompass the full range of business disputes, including fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, valuation, misappropriation of trade secrets, non-competes, and intellectual property infringement.

As leader of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation practice and co-head of its interdisciplinary Hospitality practice, Mr. Bosch has particular experience representing real estate owners, joint ventures, developers and high-end funds that invest in real estate projects. He handles often precedent-setting litigation and arbitration involving valuation issues, the enforcement and termination of hotel management agreements (including disputes involving most of the major hotel operators), complex lease structures, development agreements, and issues of fraud and racketeering, breach of contract, fiduciary duty, accounting, cost allocations, unfair trade practices, personal services and agency. 

Experience

  • Ad Hoc term loan lender group in bankruptcy court litigation arising out of restructuring of radio station group.
  • Amazon.com in the successful pursuit of domestic and overseas claims against a cybersquatter.
  • Exide Technologies as trial counsel in the successful rejection of a trademark license in bankruptcy.
  • Image Telecommunications Corp. in the Eastern District of Virginia in defense of a patent assignment dispute involving video on demand technology.
  • International Center on Nonviolent Conflict in securing ownership and control of documentaries produced over the course of two decades.
  • Vonage in defending damages case in a three-week jury trial in the Eastern District of Virginia involving seven patents; jury rejected plaintiffs' damage claims.
  • xWave Technologies in the successful defense of a trade-secret misappropriation case involving software in the Eastern District of Virginia; court required plaintiff to post bond to pursue claims, settled before client's summary judgment motions were heard.
  • Hotel owner in arbitration involving termination of agreement with celebrity chef.
  • Major transportation company as lead trial counsel in a contract dispute involving valuation and tax-allocation issues arising out of a corporate spin-off, resulting in a multimillion dollar recovery by settlement following the cross-examination of the defendant's primary expert.
  • Government contractor in successful resolution of a fraud case in arbitration, resulting in a favorable, confidential settlement.

Perspectives

New York Court Says Hotel Management Agreement Is Not a Personal Services Contract Under Maryland Law
Advisory
Resort Fee Case Against Wyndham Moves Forward
Advisory
Cybersecurity Preparedness: Strategies for Hotel Companies
Arnold & Porter LLP
Key Legal Issues: The Battle for Control (pdf)
Chapter 14, Hotel Asset Management Principles and Practices, Third Edition, AHLEI
The Limits Of Insurance In Managing Hotel Cyberrisk (pdf)

Hospitality Law360, Insurance Law360 and Privacy Law360

Recognition

Chambers USA
Leisure & Hospitality (Nationwide) (2013-2018)
The Legal 500 US
General Commercial Disputes (2016)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
  • BA, Dartmouth College
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • New York
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • US District Court, District of Maryland
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Activities
  • London Court of International Arbitration

  • International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC)

  • American Intellectual Property Association

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association

  • Federalist Society

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