William Rikard has 40 years of experience focusing on complex civil litigation, including antitrust, unfair competition, intellectual property, business torts (particularly fraud, tortious interference, trade secrets and covenants not to compete), purchase price adjustments, commercial contracts and commercial product liability.
Mr. Rikard has tried numerous complex lawsuits in North Carolina and other federal and state courts, has appeared before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He has represented numerous corporations and individuals in multiple large commercial lawsuits and arbitrations.
In addition, Mr. Rikard has lectured on substantive law related to antitrust, unfair competition, trade regulation, covenants not to compete, trade secrets and damages.
Mr. Rikard was a first lieutenant in the United States Army from 1970-1972.