William J. ("Bill") Hughes, Jr. is an experienced litigator representing clients in federal white collar investigations and criminal defense, complex commercial litigation in the areas of cybersecurity, antitrust, fraud, intellectual property, commercial and shareholder disputes.
With a background as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Trial Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Bill has a unique understanding of federal investigations and procedures. In his role as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Bill was responsible for litigating and investigating a variety of cases including: counterfeiting, bank robbery and theft, firearms violations, police bribery, assaults, narcotics cases - including Title III wiretaps and foreign extradition, money laundering, government loan fraud, credit card fraud, and criminal copyright and trademark infringement. As a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice, Bill was assigned to the Computers and Finance Section of the Antitrust Division where he handled antitrust merger and civil non-merger investigations and litigation.
Bill has received numerous service awards from federal agencies including, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Marshal's Service, U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration and United States Postal Service.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Bill served as a Judicial Clerk with the Honorable John F. Gerry, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and Chairman of the Executive Committee for the United States Judicial Conference.
Bill achieved an L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998, a Juris Doctor with honors from Rutgers University Law School in 1993, a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Political Science from the Eagleton Institute of Politics and Public Policy in 1991, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Franklin and Marshall College in 1989.
An active member of Boy Scouts of America, Jersey Shore Council, Bill serves as Vice President, having previously served as President. Bill is also a board member and previous Chairman of Atlantic County Crimestoppers Foundation.
District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., L.L.M. in Taxation, 1998
Rutgers University Law School, Camden, NJ, Juris Doctor with Honors, 1993
Eagleton Institute of Politics and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Master of Arts, Public Policy and Political Science, 1991
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, Bachelor of Arts, Government, 1989
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