William Slaughter

William A. Slaughter


William A. Slaughter served as the General Counsel of Ballard Spahr and a member of the Executive Team of the firm's Management Committee for nearly two decades. He was also formerly the Chair of the Litigation Department.

Bill represents interested parties in insolvency cases involving financially troubled companies in telecommunications, real estate development and syndication, health care, insurance, and manufacturing, and companies burdened with the defense of mass tort litigation. He also maintains a commercial litigation practice concentrating on the defense of public companies in securities litigation, the defense of banks and other financial institutions in lender liability cases, professional malpractice litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and ERISA litigation.

Professional Highlights

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, bankruptcy litigation, 2013-2024

Board Memberships & Community Service

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

National Constitution Center

The Wistar Institute



Yale Law School (J.D. 1979)

Yale University (B.A., cum laude, 1975)