William A. Bianco has handled a wide variety of business related litigation matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts. For several years Mr. Bianco served as a lead lawyer for the court appointed Securities Investor Protection Act Trustee for the liquidation of the largest penny stock brokerage firm in the country at the time. His work in connection with this liquidation included investigation and pursuit of ultimately successful claims against the principal of the broker/dealer for self dealing, breach of fiduciary duties, fraudulent conveyances, and liability based on alter ego status. In addition, Mr. Bianco was involved in efforts to locate and recover assets of the company’s principal and to liquidate them for the benefit of creditors of the estate. He has also worked on intellectual property litigation involving claims of unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and patent infringement. Mr. Bianco has represented one of the nation’s largest banking institutions in cases involving investment advisors and the bank’s trust department. Also, he has been involved in a number of complex class action lawsuits in different industries.
Mr. Bianco has also devoted a substantial portion of his time to litigation of construction matters including disputes among project owners, contractors, subcontractors, materials manufacturers, and design professionals arising out of the construction of diverse industrial, commercial, and residential projects. He and the firm have represented a wide variety of public and private project owners, general contractors, design professionals, as well as suppliers of building materials and products, including pre-engineered structural elements, roofing products, and steel. Mr. Bianco has been involved in numerous project distress and failure cases and alleged design and construction defects in residential and commercial structures.
He has used a variety of alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve litigation, in both large and relatively small disputes, on a prompt and cost-effective basis. Mr. Bianco serves on the American Arbitration Association commercial and construction panels of neutrals and has arbitrated a wide variety of cases. He is also a certified mediator and member of the panel of mediators of the FFA Bankruptcy Mediation Program.
Mr. Bianco is a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Union Station Project Authority. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyers’ Committee, Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver, Board of Directors of the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (COLTAF), and Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association. Mr. Bianco has served as chairman of the Colorado Bar Association Committee on Legal Education and Admissions and is a former member and chairman of the Law Committee of the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Law Examiners. He has also served as a Trustee of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and as the chair of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Bianco is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. He was also selected by Best Lawyers as Denver Litigation – Construction “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014.
Mr. Bianco graduated from New York University in 1967 (B.A.). He received his legal education at Columbia University (J.D., 1970), where he was an articles and book reviews editor of the Columbia Law Review. After graduating from law school, Mr. Bianco worked at a New York law firm and served in the U.S. Army prior to joining DGS in 1972.
He is admitted to practice in Colorado and is a member of the Bars of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Tenth, and Federal Circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Bianco has published articles on construction law in periodicals and has lectured on the topic.
Columbia University, J.D., 1970
New York University, B.A., 1967