William Goddard

Partner, Day Pitney LLP

Bill Goddard concentrates on insurance, reinsurance and insurance insolvency matters. His practice includes representing creditors, regulators and insurance companies in solving complex problems of financial distress, statutory interpretation, and coverage. Bill is also experienced in insurance mergers and acquisitions as well as Native American gaming. 

Prior to attending law school, Bill was an investment banker at JP Morgan & Co. and at Marsh & McLennan Securities Corporation, focusing on mergers and acquisitions within the insurance industry. He also provided financial advice to companies experiencing financial distress. Bill also co-founded, developed and sold a broadcasting company consisting of 19 radio stations located in New York and New England.

Bill is the author of several law journal articles on insurance regulation and insolvency. He co-teaches Insurance Litigation each year and will be teaching Insurance Solvency at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Prior to entering practice, Bill served as a law clerk to the Hon. Jon O. Newman, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.