Will F. Stute is an experienced trial lawyer and trusted business advisor.
Will is a first chair trial lawyer with a national practice. He leads Orrick’s Sports practice and he represents companies in the Technology, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Defense Contracting, and other industries. Will’s clients include some of the largest and most well-known companies in the world in complex high-value matters. He is often called on by clients to help them tackle their most challenging and complex disputes – often novel, high value matters and waves of litigation that put companies and entire industries in question, often cutting across legal disciplines.
In 2017, Will was voted by clients as a BTI Client Service All-Star. In 2019, he was selected as a member of Law360's Sports Editorial Advisory Board. In 2019 and 2020, Will served as an adjunct professor of law at Harvard Law School, teaching Trial Advocacy. Business leaders also seek out Will’s counsel on a variety of issues. Will has been described as having “the ability to see legal problems in a business context,” for his “exceptional client service,” and for his “ability to effectively bring a creative and aggressive approach” to their problems.
Active in the community and in improving the diversity of our profession, Will is a board member of the Congressional Award Foundation and a founding member and former president of the board of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, among other leadership roles.