William A. Yoder
With a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from the University of Kansas, Mr. Yoder is a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Washington, D.C. He litigates in the areas of product liability, commercial and aggregate litigation, and regularly counsels clients in the areas of risk assessment and liability prevention. Mr. Yoder previously served as Assistant General Counsel for Altria, where he managed and developed defense strategies for all types of litigation filed against the company. In addition to his practice in federal and state courts, he has prosecuted and defended claims in alternative forums such as the International Chamber of Commerce and the London Court of International Arbitration.