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William F. Fitzgerald Murtha Cullina LLP Counsel

Counsel

Stamford
Email: wfitzgerald@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-653-5456
Fax: 203-653-5444

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Education

  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • City University of New York, School of Law
  • Stockholms Universitet Faculty of Law
  • Bethany College

William F. Fitzgerald


William F. Fitzgerald focuses his practice on entertainment and sports law and provides transactional and litigation services to the entertainment and sports industries.

Bill represents local, national and international clients ranging from professional athletes, artists and industry executives to a premier public relations company. He is an experienced litigator representing clients in matters involving right of publicity, right of privacy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligations, and court confirmation of minor’s contracts. He also handles transactional matters such as negotiating deals with fashion, publishing, film and television companies, modeling agencies, professional sports teams as well as industry executives’ employment contracts.

Bill received his J.D. from City University of New York School of Law and his B.A. from Bethany College. Bill also attended Stockholms Universitet Faculty of Law and Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Litigation Associate
  • Parcher & Hayes P.C., Litigation Associate
  • Chairman, Norwalk Charter Revision Commission, 2016
  • Chairman, Norwalk Board of Ethics, 2009 - 2016
  • Counsel, Connecticut Film Festival, 2009-2011
  • Chairman, Norwalk Charter Revision Commission, 2000
  • President, Rowayton Little League, 1996-2005
  • Connecticut District One Little League Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000
  • Member, State of Connecticut Hollywood East Task Force, 2007-2010
  • Kenyon College Panel: Getting Started in the Entertainment Industry, 2010
  • Connecticut Film Festival Seminar, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Entertainment Law Panel, 2008
  • The Yale Law School Conference on Entertainment and Sports Law, 2006
  • City University of New York School of Law, Entertainment Law Society, 2006, 2009
  • Columbia Records, 2005
  • Swedish Music Seminar (Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Billboard Magazine), 2003, 2004
  • Swedish (fluent)
  • Co-Author: "Motion Practice Under the CPLR and Uniform Rules of Court."
  • P.L.I. Introduction to New York Civil Practice,1993

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Overview

William F. Fitzgerald focuses his practice on entertainment and sports law and provides transactional and litigation services to the entertainment and sports industries.

Bill represents local, national and international clients ranging from professional athletes, artists and industry executives to a premier public relations company. He is an experienced litigator representing clients in matters involving right of publicity, right of privacy, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary obligations, and court confirmation of minor’s contracts. He also handles transactional matters such as negotiating deals with fashion, publishing, film and television companies, modeling agencies, professional sports teams as well as industry executives’ employment contracts.

Bill received his J.D. from City University of New York School of Law and his B.A. from Bethany College. Bill also attended Stockholms Universitet Faculty of Law and Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

Prior Experience
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Litigation Associate
  • Parcher & Hayes P.C., Litigation Associate
Community Activities
  • Chairman, Norwalk Charter Revision Commission, 2016
  • Chairman, Norwalk Board of Ethics, 2009 - 2016
  • Counsel, Connecticut Film Festival, 2009-2011
  • Chairman, Norwalk Charter Revision Commission, 2000
  • President, Rowayton Little League, 1996-2005
  • Connecticut District One Little League Volunteer of the Year Award, 2000
  • Member, State of Connecticut Hollywood East Task Force, 2007-2010
Speaking Engagements
  • Kenyon College Panel: Getting Started in the Entertainment Industry, 2010
  • Connecticut Film Festival Seminar, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Entertainment Law Panel, 2008
  • The Yale Law School Conference on Entertainment and Sports Law, 2006
  • City University of New York School of Law, Entertainment Law Society, 2006, 2009
  • Columbia Records, 2005
  • Swedish Music Seminar (Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Billboard Magazine), 2003, 2004
Languages
  • Swedish (fluent)
Publications
  • Co-Author: "Motion Practice Under the CPLR and Uniform Rules of Court."
  • P.L.I. Introduction to New York Civil Practice,1993

Media

Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Education
  • Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • City University of New York, School of Law
  • Stockholms Universitet Faculty of Law
  • Bethany College
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