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William H. Milliken

Associate

William H. Milliken

William H. Milliken is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Trial & Appellate Practice Group.  His practice focuses on patent litigation in the United States District Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, with a particular emphasis on cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act.  He has experience drafting appellate briefs filed in the United States Courts of Appeals, briefing and arguing complex motions before the federal district courts, and assisting with trial preparation in Hatch-Waxman and other patent infringement litigation. 

Will graduated first in his class at Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in mathematics and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.  While at Harvard, Will was a winner of the Ames Moot Court Competition and served as executive editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review.  After law school, he clerked on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  He has authored two law review articles on constitutional criminal procedure and has written several problems for Harvard Law School’s moot court competition.  Will is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Tennessee and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, among others.

Technical Publications

  • Retroactivity, the Due Process Clause, and the Federal Question in Montgomery v. Louisiana, 68 Stan. L. Rev. Online 42 (with Jason Zarrow) (2015)
  • The Retroactivity of Substantive Rules to Cases on Collateral Review and the AEDPA, With A Special Focus on Miller v. Alabama, 48 Ind. L. Rev. 931 (with Jason Zarrow) (2015)

Education

J.D.
Harvard Law School
magna cum laude
B.A.
Mathematics
Vanderbilt University
summa cum laude

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana