William L Taylor
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Bill Taylor represents individual clients and businesses in internal investigations, criminal investigations and prosecutions, data security and privacy litigation, white-collar regulatory matters, and serves as a litigation consultant and expert witness in civil and criminal litigation. He specializes in federal cases involving cybercrimes, data breaches, theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, malicious computer intrusions, and the forensic acquisition and use of digital evidence. He is a seasoned trial attorney who, in private practice, and previously as a federal and state prosecutor, has tried more than 75 criminal and civil cases to juries and courts. He has extensive experience in both state and federal grand jury practice.
Mr. Taylor has defended companies and individuals in cases involving alleged or suspected violations of federal and state law, including computer fraud and abuse, securities fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, embezzlement, racketeering, illegal gambling, export control offenses, false claims, foreign corrupt practices, hazardous materials and environmental offenses, procurement integrity offenses, capital and non-capital homicide, child abuse, counterfeiting, criminal immigration offenses, controlled substance importation and distribution, and firearms offenses. Mr. Taylor has represented clients in federal cases in Colorado, New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, Illinois, and Tennessee.
Mr. Taylor has represented individuals and companies under investigation or charged by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, Defense, Treasury, Commerce, and Health and Human Services, the Internal Revenue Service, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the Colorado Division of Securities, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and District Attorneys in all metropolitan Denver counties.
As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Taylor led investigations and prosecutions of public corruption, health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, federal program fraud, false claims, immigration and customs enforcement and homeland security matters, homicide, arson, bank larcenies, and firearms and narcotics violations. He conducted jury trials of indictments charging mail, wire, securities, and bankruptcy fraud, obstruction of justice, bank robbery, and a wide variety of firearms and drug trafficking offenses. He assisted with evidence gathering under a number of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties and Agreements with a number of foreign countries.
Prior to joining Ridley, McGreevy & Winocur, P.C. as a Partner, Mr. Taylor was a co-founder, Managing Director, and General Counsel for Cyopsis IT Security, Forensics & Investigations, a company specializing in digital forensics and computer security. He practiced in the white collar crime and litigation departments of two national law firms, in Denver and in Washington, D.C.
From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Taylor served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Colorado; from 2002 to 2006, as Chief of the Major Crimes Section in that office. He also served as the District’s Criminal Health Care Fraud Coordinator and as counsel to an interagency task force investigating and prosecuting crimes committed by emerging international organized crime groups.