William J. Anthony focuses his labor and employment practice on class, collective, and multiparty actions, including a broad spectrum of federal and state law wage and hour claims. He has successfully defended against actions alleging misclassification of independent contractors, misclassification of employees, off-the-clock work, failure to properly calculate the regular rate of pay, and similar claims. He also has defended class claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and discrimination statutes. In addition, Will represents organizations in single plaintiff cases alleging discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and breach of contract.

Will has litigated cases in over fifteen states and has trial experience in Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Montana. His trial experience includes defense of class, collective and single plaintiff actions before juries, judges, and arbitrators.

Will has extensive experience advising clients on the full range of employment law issues and provides training on management skills, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour laws. He is a frequent speaker on employment law topics in front of a broad range of live and remote audiences.

Professional & Community Affiliations


New York State Bar Association


New Jersey State Bar Association


Connecticut Bar Association

Former President

Connecticut Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity


Named, Best Lawyers in America


Named, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers


Recipient, Leadership in Diversity Award

Hartford Business Journal



  • J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • B.A., Hamilton College

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York