William Shotzbarger


  • William Shotzbarger
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1997

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

William Shotzbarger practices in the area of litigation with an emphasis in antitrust, government investigations and commercial disputes. His practice involves advising on highly sensitive issues across varying industries in federal and state courts, administrative courts, and arbitrations. 

In antitrust and competition, he serves as counsel in Multidistrict Litigation concerning price-fixing and bid-rigging, is defending a consummated merger, and provides advice to companies on compliance obligations.

In white collar criminal law, he has represented clients in Department of Justice investigations and responded to Congressional subpoenas from both the Senate and the House.

In commercial disputes, he regularly files on behalf of and defends clients in court cases and arbitrations involving breach of contract and related theories of recovery.

Prior to joining Duane Morris, Mr. Shotzbarger externed in the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of New York. While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, he assisted several Assistant U.S. Attorneys with federal criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings. He also interned in the chambers of U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Savage in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Shotzbarger is a multiple selection for Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Mr. Shotzbarger is a 2015 magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, where he was the associate notes editor of the Syracuse Law Review, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust and Competition

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

  • White Collar Criminal Law and Government Investigations

Representative Matters

    Antitrust and Competition

  • Representing nation's largest network of heavy- and medium-duty truck dealerships in several antitrust class actions in In re: Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, a Multidistrict Litigation proceeding involving claims for alleged price-fixing of vehicle parts.
  • Defending leading medical technology manufacturer in action brought by the Federal Trade Commission challenging the consummated merger of two prosthetics manufacturers under the Clayton Act and FTC Act.

  • Advising on compliance obligations, including hold separate agreements.

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Outside litigation counsel for a Fortune 200 international company handling dozens of disputes involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, and various other causes of action.

  • Arbitration of franchise disputes surrounding breach of contract and related theories.

  • Represented independent pharmacies in successfully overturning decisions by Pharmacy Benefit Managers to suspend or terminate the pharmacies from insurance networks.

  • White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations

  • Investigation and representation of a research university in connection with multi-agency government investigation into research accounting and compliance matters.

  • Responding to Congressional subpoenas served by committees/subcommittees in both houses of Congress.

  • Pro Bono

  • Obtained plenary guardianship of a 21-year-old severely disabled woman in a pro bono representation, on behalf of her mother and primary caregiver, in Orphans' Court, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County.

  • Represented juvenile lifer in mandatory resentencing proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, reaching a decision that the client found favorable.


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015
    - Order of the Coif
    - Associate Notes Editor, Syracuse Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2010


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Associate, 2015-present

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    - Antitrust Law Section

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Selected Publications