William J. Stowe
William J. Stowe is a lawyer in the litigation section at Jackson Walker. In addition to his extensive experience in litigation, William has developed substantial transactional, regulatory, and compliance experience.
William has represented clients in numerous complex commercial litigation matters. William has secured defense judgments in cases representing over $13 million in amounts in controversy collectively and defended or prosecuted government contract procurement matters involving contracts worth more than $100 million collectively. William has litigated contract disputes, business torts, employment cases, product liability cases, finance cases, personal injury cases, oil and gas cases, construction and real estate cases, media cases, healthcare cases, and government procurement matters. William has handled all stages of litigation – from discovery through trial.
William’s clients come from all sectors of the economy: small and large businesses, banks, insurers, healthcare providers, and business professionals.
Healthcare and Insurance
In addition to his general litigation practice, William has extensive experience in representing clients in matters involving healthcare providers, managed care companies, and commercial insurers relating to reimbursement, network contracts, and general insurance disputes. William has experience with the Texas Prompt Pay Act, HIPAA, and ERISA and has represented clients in disputes involving Medicare reimbursement, hospital licensing, and insurance. William also provides advice regarding state and federal regulations impacting healthcare providers and has extensive knowledge of federal and Texas anti-kickback statutes. William understands the issues facing insurers and healthcare providers, and seeks to provide efficient, business-oriented solutions, while ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations.
Government Procurement and Access to Information
William has also successfully represented clients in a wide range of government contracting matters. He has prosecuted or defended bid protest actions at the federal level and in nearly a dozen states including Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas. William provides advice and assistance at all stages of the procurement process, including the initial bid-submission process, administrative proceedings, and litigation of contract awards. William has extensive knowledge of, and experience with, federal and state procurement regulations. Additionally, William has experience with statutes providing for open government, including (among others) the Texas Public Information Act and federal Freedom of Information Act. William has fought on both sides of the open records issue – seeking to acquire information under open records laws and seeking to keep sensitive client information from being acquired.
In addition to the specific transactional areas identified above, William has developed experience in a broad array of other transactional and corporate areas, including: negotiating and drafting a variety of commercial contracts, ranging from contracts governed by the UCC to real estate contracts, supplier/distributor contracts, and finance contracts; advising on matters of corporate governance and business entity formation with a focus on avoiding litigation altogether; and advising on employment policies and employment disputes.
Awards, Bar, and Community
William was elected a Fellow of the prestigious Texas Bar Foundation, which restricts annual invitations to the top 1/3 of 1% of all Texas attorneys. While in law school, William served on the senior editorial board of Virginia Tax Review and interned in the office of the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. William also interned for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina and clerked for Jackson Walker. While in college, William was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. He serves on the Houston Bar Association’s Law and Media Committee. William is a member of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. William has published numerous law review articles. William is an Eagle Scout.
B.S., summa cum laude, Texas A&M University
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas