Billy Laxton is a trial lawyer who represents clients in a broad range of complex matters — including cases involving corporate governance, environmental matters, fraud, and contract disputes. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in federal courts, state courts, and in commercial arbitrations. Billy also has significant experience with corporate criminal and government investigations.
Billy's work as a Wall Street investment banker and his background in economics provide him with distinctive analytic tools. He often manages the economic, financial modeling, business valuation, and damages aspects of cases. He has prepared financial and accounting experts for trial, working with financial models including DCF, comparable company, and comparable transaction methodologies.
In addition, Billy works on a variety of pro bono matters. He has handled civil and criminal matters on behalf of pro bono clients in federal and state courts. He also volunteers with the D.C. Bar Association's Landlord Tenant Resource Center and has represented disabled veterans seeking benefit determinations from the U.S. Army.
- Duke University (J.D. magna cum laude 2007; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Duke Law and Technology Review; Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Transactions and Bankruptcy; M.A. in Economics 2007); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. with highest distinction in Economics and History 2002; Morehead Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa)
- District of Columbia, Virginia, and U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia