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William E. Wildman III


William Wildman focuses his practice on litigation matters across various industries, including complex commercial disputes, entertainment copyright infringement, and government enforcement investigations.

Professional Biography

William is an associate located in the Firm's New Orleans office and is a member of the Advocacy Department. He focuses his practice on the defense of a broad range of clients at both the trial and appellate levels in the energy sector, including land use and antitrust violations; in the entertainment industry, including copyright infringement violations; across the health care sector, including alleged health care fraud under the False Claims Act; and in complex commercial disputes across various industries.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, William worked in community engagement and development for a global Fortune 100 tech company. He went on to work in higher education administration for large public and private institutions. While at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, William served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jay C. Zainey and the Honorable Janis van Meerveld, both of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He also served as an extern with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana and as a research fellow with the Louisiana Department of Health. 

William is fluent in French.

  • Cohort Member – Young Leaders Council of New Orleans' Leadership Development Series (2023)
  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member – Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Fellow – Louisiana Bar Foundation
  • Member – New Orleans Bar Association
  • Member – Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter
  • Member – Bar Association of The Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Associate Member – St. Thomas More Inn of Court
  • Graduate – New Leaders Council of Louisiana (2021)
  • Councilmember – The University of Mississippi Alumni Association's Young Alumni Council
  • Treasurer and Scholarship Director – The University of Mississippi LGBTQIA+ Alumni Chapter


  • Loyola University College of Law, J.D. and Health Law Certificate, 2023
    • Managing Editor, Online – Loyola Law Review
    • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Mississippi, M.A., 2020, summa cum laude
  • University of Mississippi, B.A., 2017


  • Louisiana, 2023
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2023
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2023


  • French

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