William O. L. Hutchinson


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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, 1999
  • Washington and Lee University, BS, Management, 1996
  • North Carolina
  • Alabama

Member, American Bar Association

Member, North Carolina Bar Association

Advisory Board, Dreamcatcher Society for the Levine Children’s Hospital

Wen focuses his practice on business litigation, representing business clients in a variety of securities, banking, and commercial litigation matters. He represents clients in state and federal courts, including appellate and adversarial bankruptcy proceedings. He has jury trial and arbitration experience and is one of the few attorneys who has tried a securities fraud suit in the Southern District of New York.

While at Washington and Lee University School of Law, Wen was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and served as vice president of the entire student body, vice president of the honor court, and student body treasurer.

Wen Hutchinson
T: +1 704 343 2008F: +1 704 353 6219201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

Defense of bank in Ponzi scheme litigation in the Southern District of Florida.

Defense of the lead underwriter in a securities fraud trial in the Southern District of New York brought by eight institutional investors.

Defense of a publicly traded company in 10b-5 securities class action arising out of a financial restatement.

Defense of an individual in a civil insider trading matter brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Defense of a private equity fund in ERISA litigation concerning withdrawal liability.

Representation of a private equity fund in an arbitration concerning ownership of a California power generation facility.

Defense of lenders in a matter brought by a group of borrowers in federal court seeking to avoid their repayment obligations under mortgage agreements.

Co-author, "Loss Causation Challenges in Securities Cases," Law360, October 21, 2009
Co-author, "The Subprime Meltdown, Rating Agencies And Privilege," The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, March 2008