January 24, 2022

Volume XII, Number 24

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William W. Wales

Commercial counselor and litigator, esteemed adviser, former Fortune 500 in-house counsel, and agriculture industry veteran Bill Wales represents a global clientele in commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance issues, IP and licensing matters, and complex product liability and commercial litigation matters.

As co-chair of the Agriculture and Food practice group, Bill represents agribusinesses and agtech clients throughout the country and around the world, from across the U.S. to Europe, South America and beyond.

Bill previously served as vice president, general counsel and secretary at Dow AgroSciences LLC. During his time at Dow, Bill held a number of positions. He served in Dow’s Michigan Division Legal Department, was a senior attorney managing the Dow U.S.A. Human Resources Group, and was named regional counsel for the Dow United Kingdom/Ireland area.

Upon his return to the U.S., Bill was elected vice president and general counsel for DowBrands, and vice president and secretary of the DowBrands’ board of directors. He then assumed additional responsibilities as vice president of DowBrands Human Resources and Public Affairs, as well as served as Dow AgroSciences' vice president, general counsel and secretary and chair of the Dow AgroSciences Ethics and Compliance Committee.

Prior to joining Dow, Bill spent eight years at Ford Motor Company as a research engineer. Working as an engineer allowed Bill to cultivate the requisite foundation for understanding complex issues involving the application of sophisticated technologies to the creation of an immediate and sustainable competitive advantage in the business sector — a skill he brings to the clients he serves today.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by William W. Wales

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