William R. Cruse

Biography

Will Cruse is a trial lawyer with significant experience litigating cases in the following areas:

  • Business disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions transactions, breach of contract, shareholder derivative claims, fraud, and business torts;
  • Intellectual property disputes relating to software and other IP licensing, trade secret misappropriation, and infringement of copyrights and trademarks;
  • Product liability disputes;
  • Employment disputes relating to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, unfair competition, and breaches of fiduciary duties; and
  • Class action defense.

Will dedicates his pro bono services to assisting indigent members of the elderly and Latino communities in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area. Will is a board member of the Senior Law Center of Pennsylvania.

Prior to law school, Will was an analyst for a large investment bank in New York, where he worked on financial transactions involving syndicated loans, asset purchases, refinancings and restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for North Dakota

Education

  • Tufts University, BA, summa cum laude
  • University of Texas School of Law, JD, with honors