William Tong has broad experience representing clients in commercial litigation in federal and state courts, negotiating multi-party settlements, conducting internal investigations, and responding to federal and state government investigations. Mr. Tong frequently counsels venture capital and private equity funds, investment managers, and other business clients on disputes related to mergers and acquisitions, business torts and employment matters. Mr. Tong also provides crisis management assistance and counseling to help clients manage special business risks.
In addition to his practice at the firm, Mr. Tong is a State Representative and represents the 147th District (Stamford/Darien) in the Connecticut General Assembly. In that role, Representative Tong is Co-Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Co-Chairman of the Commission on Economic Competitiveness, and a member of the Environment Committee. Representative Tong was previously Co-Chairman of the Banking Committee.
Prior to joining Finn Dixon & Herling, Mr. Tong was an associate in the Litigation Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and before that a Management Consultant with the Law Firm & Law Department Consulting Group of Price Waterhouse LLP.
Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2011 and 2012
"Best Lawyers Under 40", National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2011
International Discovery, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 2002
State Representative, 147th District (Stamford/Darien), Connecticut General Assembly, 2007 - Present
Personnel Commission, City of Stamford, CT, 2001 - 2005, Commissioner
Connecticut Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
City Bar Association
Pro Bono Counsel, Connecticut Legal Services
2005 Connecticut Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll
Connecticut Humanities, Board of Directors, 2014 - Present
In Motion (Women's Legal Services), 2001 - 2003
Person-to-Person, 2004 - Present, Advisory Board, Board of Directors