William Zapf
Counsel

wzapf@kaiserdillon.com | P (202) 640-2850

Bill Zapf brings to KaiserDillon a strong litigation background and an analytical perspective developed from his years working at global law firms focusing on complex litigation and regulatory matters. He has an unusual depth and range of experience solving complex problems in cases involving highly challenging factual and technical issues.

Bill’s experience covers all aspects of complex litigation, from pre-suit due diligence through trial and post-trial proceedings. Before joining KaiserDillon, he handled highly technical patent cases and other complex matters for over nine years at Covington & Burling LLP, developing a particular expertise in damages and other financial and economic issues. He has represented a broad array of clients, from individuals to global consumer electronics makers and pharmaceutical companies.

Throughout his career, Bill has also devoted much energy to his pro bono practice, representing individuals facing criminal charges and civil claims in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Circuit Courts in Maryland. It was this desire to help individuals during the most trying, stressful events of their lives that led Bill to join KaiserDillon’s criminal defense practice.

Before starting his law career, Bill attended law school at night while working full-time as an international economist for an AmLaw 100 firm. There, he led an in-house team of specialists providing economic and financial analysis to help international trade clients navigate complex federal trade regulations to avoid being locked out of the U.S. market.

Bill is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Education
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, highest honors
  • M.A, International Affairs, The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
  • B.A., La Salle University, maxima cum laude
Government Service
  • Clerkship, The Honorable Roger W. Titus, United States District Court for the District of Maryland

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon in The Washington Post: The Education Department wants to make campus sexual misconduct hearings fairer. It should go further.

Scott Bernstein and Justin Dillon Opinion Piece in The Washington Post – “The Common App will no longer require disclosure of criminal history. But what it still asks is more troubling.”

Law360 – “The Latest On Sexual Harassment Reform On The Hill” by Bill Pittard

Law 360 – “When Russia Investigations Collide” by Bill Pittard

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed: Minnesota’s Failed Football Boycott Was a Blow to Fairness in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Justin Dillon Publishes Op-Ed on Lawnews.com: Why We Are Suing the Government on Behalf of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It Worse

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-ed in The Washington Post: We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they are

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on Campus

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness Test

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the Accused