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KaiserDillon Welcomes Courtney Forrest and Bill Zapf as Counsels to the Firm

The firm is pleased to welcome two new Counsels to the firm: Courtney Forrest and Bill Zapf. Both are coming to KaiserDillon from Covington & Burling LLP. Both also clerked for Judge Roger Titus on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Courtney Forrest defends clients in white-collar criminal cases, campus disciplinary matters, and complex civil litigation. Her eight years of experience as a litigator at Covington & Burling LLP has armed her with a broad range of skills that are highly valuable to the needs of KaiserDillon’s clients.

After honing her litigation skills in Intellectual Property law (for which she was recognized as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2017 and 2018), Courtney has now shifted her focus to white-collar criminal defense. Criminal defense was her original passion, sparked by her two years as a paralegal at Boston’s Federal Defender Office immediately after her graduation from Harvard. She maintained close ties with the criminal defense community in law school, where she was a member of the Juvenile Justice Clinic.

Bill Zapf brings to KaiserDillon a strong litigation background and an analytical perspective developed from his years working on complex litigation and regulatory matters. His 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, 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.

“We are grateful that Courtney and Bill have decided to join the firm,” said managing partner Matt Kaiser. “They are impressive people with a great wealth of experience. More importantly, they both legitimately care about the clients they serve. We’re very glad to welcome them to KaiserDillon.”