Overview

William Vail brings a wealth of private practice and in-house experience to every matter he handles. For nearly seven years, he was lead employment counsel two separate divisions of largest post-acute health care provider in the nation (the home health, hospice and community care division and nursing center division). He later was lead employment and litigation counsel for the largest home health and hospice provider in the nation following a corporate reorganization.

In addition to a wide variety of employment issues, Will is familiar with False Claims Act, professional liability and general liability matters related to healthcare operations.

Will is a core member of Littler’s healthcare practice group. He has experience litigating across the United States, providing advice and counsel to both legal and non-legal stakeholders, performing due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions, helping start-ups begin operations in a compliant method, winding down operations, conducting management training, and assisting in the integration of new entities into going concerns.

Will began his legal career in 2004 as a law clerk to a federal judge sitting in the Western District of Virginia. He then transitioned to private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, for a regional full-service firm and later a national labor and employment boutique firm. At Littler, Will is based in Louisville as well as Atlanta.

*Not licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Healthcare Lawyers Association

Member

Rotary Club of Louisville

Member

Vestry of Calvary Episcopal Church

Recognition

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Recipient, First Chair Award

Top Employment Counsel

2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Kentucky College of Lawcum laude
  • B.A., Washington and Lee Universitycum laude

Bar Admission

Kentucky

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana