William Shawn is partner in ShawnCoulson, LLP, a member of the ShawnCoulson international alliance of law firms in Washington, Brussels, and London, where he is the co-managing partner. He also represents international and national corporate, governmental, and trade association clients in litigation and commercial matters throughout the U.S. He is a past participant in the U.S. Federal Government’s Attorney Honors Program, holds the “AV Preeminent” peer rating by Martindale Hubble, and was named a “Top Rated Lawyer in International Law & International Trade” by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell. William has tried over 100 bench and jury trials and arbitrations in Federal and state courts and agencies throughout the United States on privacy, professional ethics, sanctions, and discovery issues, a number of which are reported in published opinions. He is the co-inventor of US Patent No. 9,621,539, Method and Apparatus for Securing the Privacy of a Computer Network, a secure, algorithmic means of complying with the EU Privacy Directive and its forthcoming Regulation counterpart.