William B. Federman

 Admitted to Bar: 

  • 1982, Oklahoma; U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma;
  • 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit;
  • 1985, District of Columbia;
  • 1988, New York; U. S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas;
  • 1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York;
  • 1995, Texas;
  • 1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma;
  • 1998, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas;
  • 1999, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit;
  • 2002, U.S. District Court of Colorado; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas;
  • 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second  and Fourth Circuits; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York;
  • 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit;
  • 2005, United States Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas;
  • 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio;
  • 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit;
  • 2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit;
  • 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit;
  • 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. 

Education: 

  • Boston University (B.A., cum laude, 1979);
  • University of Tulsa (J.D., 1982); and
  • Phi Alpha Delta (Treasurer, 1980-1982).

Member: 

  • Arbitration Panel, New York Stock Exchange, 1985;
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association (Member, Committee on Professionalism, 1987-1990);
  • Oklahoma, Texas, New York and American Bar Association (Committee on Securities Litigation and Corporate Counsel);
  • The District of Columbia Bar;
  • Securities Industry Association, Law and Compliance Division; Defense Research Institute;
  • American Inns of Court (Barrister, 1990-1993);
  • Martindale-Hubble - Received peer review rating of AV Preeminent in both ethical standards and legal ability;
  • Litigation Counsel of America (Trial Lawyer and Appellate Lawyer Honorary Society). 

Lecturer:     

  • “Talkin’ About Insurance Coverage and Complex Litigation: What Every Lawyer and Client Should Know,” presented by the 38th Annual OCBA Winter Seminar, 2017;
  • Securities Litigation:  Using Data to Make the Case," presented by Bloomberg BNA, 2016;
  • The Changing Landscape for Prosecution of Financial Claims Involving Insolvent Companies presented at the 37th Annual Oklahoma County bar Association Winter Seminar, 2016;
  • Current Status of Securities Class Actions:  Where are the Court Taking Us?, presented by the Houston Bar Association at the Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section Meeting November 11, 2014; 
  • Class & Derivative Actions and Securities Litigation, presented by the Business and Corporate Litigation Committee at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association;
  • Inside a Disclosure Crisis, presented by the Northwest Securities Institute in conjunction with the Washington Bar Association at its 30th Annual Meeting;
  • Managing Directors' Liability, presented by the 3rd Annual Energy Industry Directors' Conference; sponsored by Rice University and The Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski;
  • Executive Liability - 2009 D & O Market Trends, seminar hosted by Chartis Insurance;
  • Litigation and Employment Law Update; seminar presented by the Securities Industry Association, Compliance and Legal Division;
  • Derivative Actions and Protecting the Corporation; Critical Issues in Today's Banking; seminar presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bankers Association;
  • Arbitration - What Is It? Why Should a Lawyer Suggest or Use It?; seminar presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association;
  • The Attorney and Accountant as Targets in Failed Financial Institution Litigation, seminar presented by the American Bar Association Trial Practice Committee;
  • Effective Arbitration in the 1990's, Adapting to Build a Successful Practice; seminar presented by the Oklahoma County Bar Association;
  • Current Issues in Direct Investments and Limited Partnerships: The Litigation Scene From ALL Perspectives; seminar presented by the American Bar Association Litigation Section at its Annual Meeting; and
  • Stockbroker Litigation and Arbitration; seminar presented by the Securities Arbitration Institute.

Author: 

  • Who's Minding the Store: The Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege, 52 O.B.J. 1244, 1981;
  • Potential Liability From Indirect Remuneration in Private Oil and Gas Offerings, 11 Sec. Reg. L.J. 135, 1983; and
  • Capitalism and Reality Meet in the Courts. . .Finally, 59 O.B.J. 3537, 1987.

 Email:  wbf@federmanlaw.com 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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