William E. Wegner joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 1980 after graduating first in his class from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, and became a partner in 1987. He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in commercial, antitrust, intellectual property, entertainment, and products liability litigation. Mr. Wegner has represented clients in civil and criminal litigation, including antitrust and Lanham Act, class actions, trademark/copyright, patent, products liability, employment discrimination, publicity rights and comparative advertising cases. He also has handled several environmental and construction cases involving federal and California OSHA and the Air Quality Management District.

Mr. Wegner serves as general counsel to Tricor Entertainment at Paramount Studios. He has been identified as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Mr. Wegner is a former hospital administrator (Captain, U.S. Army Medical Service Corps), Chairman of the Executive Committee of the President's Council to the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of that organization's Government Affairs Committee. He is a past President of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, and he is a regular faculty member of The Rutter Group, speaking often at programs about evidence and trial practice. Mr. Wegner also serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival.

Mr. Wegner is co-author of the multi-volume California Practice Guide - Civil Trials and Evidence, and the multi-volume Federal Practice Guide - Civil Trials and Evidence, both published by The Rutter Group. Other publications include: Relationships Among Competitors in Restraint of Trade - Horizontal Price Fixing (Practicing Law Institute) and "Challenging the Judge: Fifty Ways to Leave Your Judger" (ABA Litigation Magazine).

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