William G. Bauer

Woods Oviatt Gilamn, LLP

Syracuse, New York 13210


Business, Civil Rights, Employment, Intellectual Property, Labor, Negligence, Personal Injury, Shareholder Disputes, Wage and Hour, Wrongful Death

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.


Albany Law School of Union University, J.D.

State University of New York at Brockport, B.S., magna cum laude

Served as a confidential Law Clerk for the Honorable Michael A. Telesca, Senior United States District Court Judge for the Western District of New York.

Bar Admissions

State of New York United States District Courts for the Western & Northern Districts of New York United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association



  • Appears in the current editions of "The Best Lawyers in America" and "Super Lawyers."
  • Has lectured frequently on matters regarding federal court practice


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Rochester, NY 14614

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