Will Haddad represents companies and individuals in in complex litigation, governmental investigations, and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on the financial services industry.
Practice Areas: Will primarily represents financial institutions and professionals, as well as investors, in securities litigation, regulatory, and compliance matters. He is particularly well acquainted with the investment advisory, broker-dealer, and private fund sectors of the financial services industry.
Will represents clients in disputes in state and federal court and before FINRA panels. Such matters include partnership and corporate disputes, non-compete and non-solicit and Broker Protocol matters relating to advisor transitions, and institutional and retail investor lawsuits.
Will also assists clients with responses to SEC, FINRA, and Massachusetts Securities Division inquiries and enforcement actions. He provides preventative guidance on compliance matters relating to registered investment advisers and broker dealer firms.
Experience: Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Will was a partner at a Boston litigation boutique and, previously, practiced in New York at Shearman & Sterling LLP and in Boston at Collora LLP.
In 2001-2003, Will served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ernest C. Torres in the United States District Court in Rhode Island and, prior to that, as an extern in the prosecutor’s office of the war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia located in the Netherlands.
Honors: Will has been recognized annually since 2010 as a Super Lawyer Rising Star (2010-2015) and as a Super Lawyer (2016-2022). Super Lawyers is a joint publication of Boston Magazine and Law & Politics that recognizes the top 5% of attorneys in state.
In 2022, Will was selected as a Top Lawyer in Boston magazine Top Lawyers™ (Securities Law). To compile the list, area lawyers were invited to nominate up to three of their peers in a select number of specialties. The top vote-getters in each specialty were then reviewed by an advisory board of select lawyers, chosen for their credentials and the high number of votes they received.