BJ TrachWilliam Trach is a litigation partner in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. Mr. Trach specializes in white collar crime, government investigations and complex civil litigation. His practice has included representing individuals and corporations in a variety of criminal and civil matters, including securities fraud, bribery and RICO cases. In addition, he has handled a variety of complex civil litigation and regulatory work.

Mr. Trach is a former Assistant US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, assigned to the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Unit. During his tenure, he conducted more than a dozen separate investigations resulting in the indictment of over 30 defendants on charges including drug-trafficking conspiracy, money laundering and identity theft. Mr. Trach tried numerous cases, including the murder-for-hire trial and conviction of a defendant charged with attempting to hire a hit man to murder several witnesses against him in a separate federal fraud case.

In 2012, BJ was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Massachusetts Ethics Commission. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Black Lawyer’s association.

After graduating law school, Mr. Trach was a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra Lynch of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.