Billy Laxton is a trial lawyer who represents clients in a broad range of complex matters — including cases involving corporate governance, fraud, environmental matters, and contract disputes. He has successfully tried cases to verdict throughout the country in federal courts, state courts, and in commercial arbitrations. Billy also has substantial experience with cross-border government and internal investigations.
Billy's work as a Wall Street investment banker and his background in economics provide him with distinctive analytic tools. He utilizes these tools to bring sharp focus to the economic, valuation, and damages aspects of his cases and investigations. At trial, he has prepared and cross-examined financial and accounting witnesses on numerous topics, including business valuation, asset valuation, financial modeling, discount and interest rates, and damage calculations.
Billy also devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono work.
Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Internal Investigations: Whether and How to Investigate During a Global Pandemic
- 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