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Cullen and Dykman Adds Commercial Litigator William Primps to New York Office

January 24, 2020

New York, NY – January 24, 2020 - Cullen and Dykman is pleased to announce that it is expanding its Commercial Litigation practice with the addition of William Primps as Of Counsel in the New York office. Primps, who joins from Locke Lord, focuses his practice on antitrust, energy and insurance matters.

Primps has represented numerous Fortune 500 international companies in their most complex and high-value litigation. Some of his notable matters include advising Canada’s largest state-owned utility company in a multibillion dollar cross-border arbitration, and a Tokyo-based insurer in their post 9/11 litigation, arbitrations and bankruptcy proceedings across venues.

Primps advises major insurers and banks in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. Over the past ten years, he has counseled one of North America’s most significant trade groups, the North American CRO Council, which represents the interests of virtually all of the largest U.S. and Canadian property casualty and life insurers. Primps has provided guidance on the formation of the CRO Council, as well as antitrust and corporate compliance.

Cullen and Dykman’s Managing Partner Christopher H. Palmer stated, “Bill brings to us an incredible wealth of experience accumulated throughout his career.  His on-going commitment to his existing clients combined with his eagerness to bring his widely respected legal counsel to our client base make Bill a most welcome addition to our firm.” 

In addition, Primps has, throughout his career, been active in civic and pro bono efforts. In 2002, he served as Chief Counsel to the Special Master appointed by John Walker, Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, heading a team that redrew New York’s Congressional districts to comply with Constitutional requirements and the Voting Rights Act. He has served as Deputy Mayor of the Village of Bronxville, and currently serves as that municipality’s Village Justice.

William Primps added, “I chose to join Cullen and Dykman because of the value and service that they provide to their clients and am excited to leverage my experience to expand their commercial litigation offerings.”

Primps earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Yale University. He is admitted in New York, U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit.

About Cullen and Dykman’s Commercial Litigation Practice

Cullen and Dykman’s commercial litigation attorneys counsel clients on complex commercial litigation matters across a broad range of areas including banks, private lenders, higher education institutions, utilities, telecommunications companies, pipeline companies, construction companies, publicly traded corporations, closely held entities, individuals and estates. With attorneys admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country, the firm’s trial lawyers regularly serve as counsel in high-profile and high-exposure cases in state and federal courts.

About Cullen and Dykman LLP

Cullen and Dykman LLP ( is a solution-oriented law firm that empowers clients to meet the diverse and changing demands of today’s global market. Since 1850, our firm has been helping businesses and institutions address complex legal challenges and maximize opportunities for success. Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative and practical legal advice. We serve a broad range of clients, from closely held businesses to large utilities, financial service companies, and universities. With offices located in key locations throughout the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients. We are a dynamic firm committed to expanding our services to help clients overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities both today and tomorrow.

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