WILLIAM C. FREDERICKS is a partner in the New York office of Scott + Scott LLC. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1988, he clerked for the Hon. Robert S. Gawthrop III (E.D.Pa.), and then spent seven years practicing securities and complex commercial litigation as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York. In the following 16 years while a partner at Milberg Weiss, Bernstein Litowitz and Scott+Scott, Mr. Fredericks has represented investors as a lead or co-lead plaintiff in dozens of securities class actions, including In re Wachovia Preferred Securities and Bond/Notes Litig., (S.D.N.Y.) (total settlements of $627 million, reflecting the largest recovery ever in a pure Securities Act case not involving any parallel government fraud claims); In re Rite Aid Securities Litig. (E.D.Pa.) (total settlements of $323 million, including the then second largest securities fraud settlement ever against a Big Four accounting firm); In re Sears Roebuck & Co. Sec. Litig. (N.D.Ill.) ($215 million settlement, representing the largest §10(b) class action recovery ever not involving either a financial restatement or parallel government fraud claims); In re State Street ERISA Litig.(S.D.N.Y.) (one of the largest ERISA class settlements to date) and Irvine v. Imclone Systems, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) ($75 million settlement). Mr. Fredericks also played a lead role on the team that obtained a rare 9-0 decision for securities fraud plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court in Merck & Co., Inc. v. Reynolds, and has coauthored several amicus briefs in other Supreme Court cases involving securities issues (including the recent Halliburton and Amgen cases). He is a regular panelist on various securities litigation programs sponsored by the Practising Law Institute (PLI) and other organizations.