J. William Boland Partner

Bill is former chair of the firm's Business and Securities Litigation Department. He has served on the firm's Strategic Planning Committee, its Associates Committee and was formerly the firm's pro bono partner. He focuses his practice on complex commercial cases for leading financial institutions, especially class actions in the consumer financial services area. In addition, he has extensive experience in securities claims, False Claims Act litigation, and electronic discovery.

Most recently, his cases have involved foreclosure-related class actions; Department of Justice, regulatory agency and State Attorneys General investigations; healthcare related litigation; and qui tam actions.

Bill has served as chair of the commercial litigation section of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and as a board member and chair of the Board of Editors of the Journal of Civil Litigation. He was a member of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society Board, and served as board president, and is past president and a founder of Christmas in April-Richmond (now Rebuilding Together).


United States ex rel. Ladas v. Exelis Inc., No. 14-4155, 2016 WL 3003674 (2d Cir. May 25, 2016)(Qui Tam/Defense Industry)

Virginia Elec. & Power Co. v. Bransen Energy, Inc., Civ. A. No. 3:14-cv-538-JAG, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17278 (E.D. Va. Feb. 11, 2016)(Commercial Contract)

United States ex rel. Jackson v. University of North Texas, No. 4:13-CV-734, 2016 WL 369695 (E.D. Tex. Feb. 1, 2016)(Qui Tam/Banking)

Goldberg v. Rush University Medical Center, et al., 784 F. Supp. 2d 917 (N.D. ILL. 2010) Civ. A. No. 10-3785 (7th Cir. 2012) (Qui Tam/Healthcare).

Canada v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., No. 49D05 1103 PL 10650 (Ind. Super. Ct. Mar. 1, 2012) (Foreclosure Class Action).

Dutcher v. Matheson, No. 2:11-cv-666 TS, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16483 (D. Utah Feb. 8, 2012) (Foreclosure Class Action).

Baudoin v. Under Processing Serv., No. 2:12-cv-114 JCM (CWH) 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85871 (D. Nev. June 21, 2012) (Foreclosure Class Action).

O’Neal v. Bank of America, No. 8:11-cv-107-T-17-TGW, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25046 (M.D. Fla. Feb. 28, 2012) (Foreclosure Class Action).

Vuyyuru v. Jadhav, Civ. A. No. 3:10-cv-173, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42254 (E.D. Va. Apr. 18, 2011) (RICO).

Dawes v. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, No. 1:10-cv-02637 (N.D.OH Apr.27, 2011), ECF No. 30 (Foreclosure Class Action).

Davis v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. No. 1:10-cv-1303, U.S. Dist. LEXIS (S.D. Ind. March 4, 2011) (Foreclosure Class Action).

In re: Fannie Mae Securities Litig., 04-cv-1639 (DDC) (Securities/Accounting).

United States ex rel. Pritsker v. Sodexho, Inc., et al., No. 03-6003, slip op. (E.D. Pa. Mar. 6, 2009) 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 2645 (3d Cir. Feb. 9, 2010) (Qui Tam/Food Industry).

United States ex rel. Lokesh Vuyyuru, v. Gopinath Jadhav, M.D., et al., 2009 WL 331967 (C.A.4 (Va.)) (Qui Tam/Healthcare).

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. v. Jim’s Motorcycle, Incorporated, et al., No. 03-2070 (4th Cir. 2005) (Commerce Clause).

United States of America v. America Online, Inc., Criminal No. 1:04 M 1133 (E.D. Va. 2005) (Securities/Accounting).

Smithfield Foods, Inc. v. Miller, 241 F. Supp. 2d 978 (S.D. Iowa 2003) (Commerce Clause).

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. v. Quillian, 264 Va. 656, 571 S.E.2d 122 (2002) (Commerce Clause).

Anderson v. Smithfield Foods, Inc., 209 F. Supp. 2d 1278 (M.D. Fla. 2002); 209 F. Supp. 2d 1270 (M.D. Fla. 2002); 207 F. Supp. 2d 1358 (M.D. Fla. 2002) (RICO).

Advamtel, LLC v. Sprint Communications Co., 105 F. Supp. 2d 476 (E.D. Va. 2000) (Telecommunications Act).

Perez v. Capital One Bank, 258 Va. 612, 522 S.E.2d 874 (1999) (Consumer Financial Services).

Brzonkala v. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., 169 F.3d 820 (4th Cir. 1999); 132 F.3d 949 (4th Cir. 1997) (Equal Protection).

U.S. ex rel. Johnson v. Shell Oil Co., 33 F. Supp. 2d 528 (E.D. Tex. 1999); 34 F. Supp. 2d 429 (E.D. Tex. 1998); 26 F. Supp. 2d 923 (E.D. Tex. 1998) (Qui Tam/Oil & Gas Industry).

Aqualon Co. v. Mac Equip., Inc., 149 F.3d 262 (4th Cir. 1998) (UCC).

U.S. v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 96 F.3d 114 (4th Cir. 1996); 44 F.3d 1229 (4th Cir. 1995); 852 F. Supp. 471 (W.D. Va. 1994); 976 F.2d 890 (4th Cir. 1992); 766 F. Supp. 1407 (W.D. Va. 1991) (Equal Protection).

Faulkner v. Jones, 51 F.3d 440 (4th Cir. 1995) (Equal Protection).

Colonial Williamsburg Found. v. Kittinger Co., 792 F. Supp. 1397 (E.D. Va. 1992) (Trademark).

City of Richmond, Virginia v. Madison Mgmt. Group, Inc., 918 F.2d 438 (4th Cir. 1990) (Products Liability).

  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, Member, University of Richmond Law Review, 1984
  • Virginia Military Institute, BA, 1973

Member, Board of Visitors, Virginia Military Institute

Past President, Board of Directors, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

Founder and Past President, Board of Directors, Christmas in April - Richmond

Past Member, Board of Directors, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Past Member, Board of Directors, Richmond Bar Foundation

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2010-2011, 2013-2018

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Banking and Finance, Richmond, Best Lawyers, 2018

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2019

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2006-2017

Named to "Legal Elite," Virginia Business, Business Litigation, 2006, 2011, 2012

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