Dorsey & Whitney LLP
New York, NY
Mr. William Primps concentrates in the litigation of matters arising from complex transactions in regulated industries. Currently his work involves the representation of the Quebec-owned electric utility, Hydro-Quebec, in its arbitration with a consortium of Vermont public utilities, VJO. At stake in this international arbitration is the remaining 20-year term of a multi-billion dollar 30 year firm power contract. On April 17, 2001 a multinational tribunal presiding over this proceeding dismissed seven of the eight claims brought by the VJO, while endorsing Hydro-Quebec’s programs for the design and maintenance of its transmission system. This victory is conservatively valued by Hydro-Quebec at $1 billion. He recently completed his successful representation of the professional advisors, and the directors and officers, of Delta America Re Insurance Company in lawsuits involving that company’s insolvency that were pending in various U.S. district courts from 1985 to the present, in which over $100 million was at stake. At the present time he represents several hospital defendants in a major antitrust class action pending in the Northern District of New York, Daniel v. American Board of Emergency Medicine, et al. Over the past ten years, he has actively represented a variety of clients in different industries in antitrust matters, including antitrust compliance under the judgment on consent entered by the Federal District Court in San Francisco in the Insurance Industry Antitrust Litigation, and a variety of merger-related matters before the Department of Justice and the FTC. For the past five years he has provided antitrust compliance advice to major U.S. energy companies and a U.S. trade association.