William Igoe

William B. Igoe


Will Igoe represents clients in complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and in litigation involving trusts, estates, and other fiduciary matters. Will has litigated, arbitrated, and tried high-stakes cases in industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, investments, real estate, corporate governance, and securities.


Representative Matters

  • Trial counsel representing a highly-respected international medical research institute as respondent in an arbitration in which the claimant sought an eight-figure royalty payment relating to a breakthrough pharmaceutical. After a nearly 3-week arbitration trial involving witnesses testifying virtually from around the world, the Ballard team won a resounding defense award, with the arbitration panel unanimously finding in favor of Ballard’s client on all claims.
  • Trial counsel for major retail pharmacy chain in a jury trial filed by its former General Counsel seeking millions of dollars for abuse of process and civil conspiracy. The jury found in favor of Ballard’s client on all claims.
  • Trial counsel for a leading vaccine company in a 10-day ICC arbitration, where the Ballard team successfully defeated a 9-figure claim sought by a licensor that claimed Ballard’s client did not use “diligent efforts” to globally commercialize an anti-viral therapy.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Will has an active pro bono practice that includes serving as a Child Advocate for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Benchmark Litigation, "Future Star," 2019-2024



University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2006)

University of Virginia (B.A. 2001)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit