Paine, William H.

60 State StreetBoston, MA 02109

Updated: 01/07/2014


Bill Paine is a partner in the Securities and Litigation/Controversy Departments, and a member of the Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice Group. He joined the firm in 1987.

Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Year Joined Firm

  • 1987

Practice Areas

  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Litigation and Enforcement

Representative Cases

  • First Marblehead Corporation , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)
  • PerSeptive Biosystems, Inc. v. Pharmacia and Sepracor, Inc. , (US District Court for the District of Massachusetts)


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987
    Honors: cum laude
  • Amherst College, 1983
    Honors: cum laude


Published Works

  • Litigation Update, With Hale and Dorr Senior Partners, 2004
  • Securities Fraud Class Action Dismissal Rate Drops in the Wake of Sarbanes-Oxley, 2004
  • Corporate and Securities Litigation Bulletin - It's Getting Expensive Out There, 2001

Office Information


60 State StreetBoston, MA 02109


  • (617) 526-5000


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