William N. Lawther



William Lawther is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

William began with Foley as a summer associate, where he focused on issues in business litigation, labor and employment, and health care.

Prior to joining Foley, William served as an extern in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. Before law school, William worked as a litigation paralegal at an international law firm for three years.


  • UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2020)
    • Managing Editor, UCLA Journal of Law & Technology (2018 – 2020)
    • Recipient, Masin Family Academic Gold Award (Legal Research & Writing; Conflict of Laws)
    • Writing Advisor (2018 – 2019)
    • Volunteer, El Centro Legal Clinic
  • American University, School of Public Affairs (B.A., Law and Society, summa cum laude, 2014)
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa honor society
    • Studied abroad, The London School of Economics and Political Science (The General Course, 2013)


  • California


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