Bill Mills is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Gordon & Rees. Mr. Mills advises and represents a variety of entities in a wide array of complex construction matters involving industrial projects, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and power facilities, in both the United States and abroad. He has also represented clients in major commercial, multi-family residential, and government projects throughout the U.S. Mr. Mills’ experience also includes assisting corporate clients with claims of occupational exposure to asbestos, silica, pesticides, lead, industrial adhesives and solvents, paints, welding fumes, and other substances with a particular emphasis on products used in the construction industry and in industrial settings.
In addition, Mr. Mills acts as national trial and coordinating counsel for a wide variety of companies with respect to complex product liability and toxic tort litigation. In his role as national counsel, he coordinates and supervises attorneys in multiple jurisdictions to ensure consistent and cost-effective defense of serial litigation involving various products.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Mills was a partner with Weber Gallagher, where he chaired the Product Liability Group. Mr. Mills also spent several years as Senior Counsel-Americas at Aker-Kvaerner (now Aker Solutions), an international Anglo-Norwegian industrial contracting company. While at Aker-Kvaerner, Mr. Mills managed all litigation for the engineering, technology, and construction division, which had $2 billion in sales and 9,000 employees in 30 countries. He also served as General Counsel for the residential construction division, which developed numerous communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Supreme Court
Mr. Mills is active in his community and has served on the board of directors of his local Rotary Club as well as his local YMCA where he chaired the Partner with Youth Campaign to raise funds for youth sports programs.
*Not admitted to practice in West Virginia