William Furnish is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group, focusing on professional liability, complex commercial litigation, and privacy and data security matters. William has a track record of success representing clients in both state and federal court, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings.
Prior to joining Osborn Maledon, William was a litigation and trial associate with a firm in New York, where he advised and represented Big Four accounting firms, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other institutional clients in connection with securities, professional liability, intellectual property and commercial litigation.
William’s practice has also incorporated significant pro bono work, including representing asylum seekers, directing a legal clinic for homeless youth and representing veterans seeking disability benefits. Before going to law school, William served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Armenia, where he taught first through 10th grade English, directed a school renovation project and trained other English teachers.
Articles and Book Chapters
- Presenter – "The Ethics of Working Remotely"
Presented to the Arizona ACC Chapter (June 25, 2021)
- Presenter – "Ethics & Technology: Understand Your Duties When Using Tech Resources"
Presented to the Arizona ACC Chapter (July 22, 2020)
- Presenter – “The Ethical Implications of Data Privacy for Legal Professionals”
Presented at the 2019 Maricopa County Bar Association Paralegal Conference (November 8, 2019)
- Presenter – “Cybersecurity and Safeguarding Client Property and Confidences”
Presented at the Maricopa County Bar Association (June 21, 2019)
- Panelist – Phoenix Business Journal Cybersecurity Forum (March 14, 2019)
- Presenter - “Cybersecurity and Trade Secret Theft,” TAG Alliance International Conference, IP Section (October 24, 2018)
- Presenter - “Billing: Best Practices,” Maricopa County Bar Association Paralegal Conference (November 9, 2018)