William Shotzbarger practices in the area of litigation with an emphasis in antitrust, commercial disputes, and government investigations. 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.

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.

Representative Matters

  • 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.
  • Investigation and representation of a research university in connection with multi-agency government investigation into research accounting and compliance matters.
  • 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.
  • Represented independent pharmacies in successfully overturning decisions by Pharmacy Benefit Managers to suspend or terminate the pharmacies from insurance networks.
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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

Selected Publications

  • Note, "Business and Friendship Don't Mix: The Government's Expansion of Insider Trading under SEC Rule 10b5–2," 65 Syracuse L. Rev. 579, 2015