William Downes


Contact Information

212-608-8901, 212-608-8902
Manhattan Office
101 Greenwich Street, 14th Floor
New York, New York, 10006


Mr. Downes’ practice focuses on mass tort, toxic and general liability matters. He represents a variety of entities and individuals in defending complex claims with potentially high exposures. He has experience in all stages of litigation from inception, through discovery, motion practice and trial. Mr. Downes works vigorously to defend the rights and interests of his clients.

As a law student, Mr. Downes served on the staff of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics as an editor. Mr. Downes was published in the Fall 2013 edition of the Journal as a student contributor, for the note “Does the ABA Promote Democracy In America?” 26 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 645 (2013).

Areas of Practice

Asbestos Litigation

Insurance Defense

Toxic Tort/Mass Torn

Whistleblower Litigation


Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., 2014

Georgetown University
B.A., Government, History, 2011


Bar Admissions

New York, 2015

United States District Court, District of Columbia, 2016