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William J. Lee

Doctor of Law and Scientific Advisor

William J. Lee is a Doctor of Law and Scientific Advisor who supports Kershaw Talley Barlow's class action, mass tort, and statistical consulting practices. William has served on court-appointed leadership committees in Gilead Tenofovir Cases and Essure Product Cases, helping tens of thousands of plaintiffs who have been injured by dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

As a former scientist, William works with experts to develop scientific and medical evidence and performs statistical analyses in support of litigation. William received his Doctor of Law with Honors and Certificate in Transactional Law from Emory University School of Law and was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. At Emory, William specialized in intellectual property transactions and venture capital and was a member of the Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Executive Board, Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program, Lamar Inn of Court, and Emory Global Health Institute Student Advisory Committee. As part of ELSSCAP, William co-wrote an amicus brief for WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., a case in the United States Supreme Court concerning the extraterritorial application of patent damages.

While in law school, William worked at Kershaw, Cook and Talley and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At CDC, William assessed federal and state laws for expanded access to experimental pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices.

Prior to law school, William worked at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and VA National Center for Patient Safety. At NCPS, William analyzed root causes of iatrogenic and nosocomial adverse events and published a national, peer-reviewed study on a patient safety intervention. William also received his Master of Science Secundi Honoris Academici in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University and Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and Minor in Chemistry from Duke University. In his spare time, William teaches English to schoolchildren in China and volunteers through his church and alumni network to give back to the community.