William G. Bauer is a Partner in the firm's Labor & Employment and Litigation Departments. He concentrates his practice in general business and civil litigation, including corporate/partnership disputes, employment law, intellectual property, securities and federal court litigation. He is also active in court-sponsored and private alternate dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.
Mr. Bauer rejoined the firm in February 2003 after serving four years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of New York. As a United States Magistrate Judge, he presided over pre-trial proceedings in civil and criminal cases. He was also extensively involved in pre-trial settlement and mediation. Prior to joining the bench, Mr. Bauer had considerable trial experience in both state and federal court and handled appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.