Bill Brady is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and a member of its Securities Litigation + White Collar Defense Group. Mr. Brady has advised and represented clients across industries in a wide range of litigation matters, with a concentration on securities litigation. He joined Goodwin in 2011.

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Mr. Brady represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of business disputes, including shareholder class actions alleging violations of federal securities laws and shareholder derivative litigation. He has tried cases and argued motions in state and federal courts. He also guides clients through regulatory and internal investigations, including responding to issues relating to fiduciary duties, insider trading, public disclosures, accounting, executive compensation, and cybersecurity, among others. Mr. Brady’s experience also includes advising and representing clients in litigation arising out of mergers and acquisitions. He works with clients across a broad range of industries, including financial institutions, private equity firms, technology and life sciences companies.

Mr. Brady’s recent experience includes:

  • Won a favorable appraisal award following a week-long trial in Delaware Chancery Court for a $4 billion venture capital firm; the award is among the highest appraisal awards as a multiple of cash-out price issued by the Chancery Court in the last decade.
  • Guided a technology company through an SEC investigation concerning revenue recognition and returns reserve policies and corresponding disclosures, which was resolved favorably for the client with no SEC action.
  • Represented a pharmaceutical client in connection with a special committee investigation of two shareholder derivative demands.
  • Won complete dismissal with prejudice of Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 claims in a shareholder class action against client Metabolix, its CEO and CFO in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
  • Won complete dismissal with prejudice of breach of fiduciary duty claims brought in Massachusetts Superior Court against current and former directors of Metabolix, based on a successful showing that plaintiff’s failure to plead that a demand on the board would have been futile.
  • Won complete dismissal with prejudice of securities class action litigation brought under Sections 11, 12(a)(2) and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933 against the Princeton Review, certain of its officers and directors and its underwriter in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Brady also participates in significant pro bono work, including civil rights litigation on behalf of prisoners and others. Recently, he has been a leader in Goodwin’s response to the executive orders imposing a travel ban on individuals from certain countries, including the representation of travelers and their families at Logan Airport and amicus briefing in courts across the country in support of legal challenges to the travel ban. Mr. Brady also supervises Goodwin’s participation in the volunteer “Lawyer for a Day” program in Boston Housing Court, which provides legal assistance to qualifying tenants and landlords, and serves as a co-chair of the Public Service Committee of the Real Estate Section of the Boston Bar Association (BBA).

Mr. Brady is active in the BBA, and has served as a member of the steering committees for various events, including the Boston Bar Foundation’s annual John and Abigail Adams Benefit, which raises money for local organizations that serve thousands of individuals and families struggling with critical issues such as homelessness, domestic violence, and various forms of injustice.

At Goodwin, Mr. Brady serves as chairman of the firm’s Junior Associate Development Committee and as a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Brady was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. Prior to that, Mr. Brady served as legal counsel to a Democratic presidential primary campaign during the 2008 election cycle.

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J.D., 2007
Duke University School of Law
(cum laude)
B.S.F.S., 2002
Georgetown University
(magna cum laude)



New York


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York




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