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William E. Hoese, a shareholder in the firm of Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C., joined the firm in April 1989.  Immediately prior to joining the firm he was senior trial counsel in the Philadelphia Regional Office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Hoese has an “av” rating from Martindale-Hubble. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and one of “Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers” in the area of antitrust law, and has also been recognized as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer.”

Mr. Hoese is a member of the Pennsylvania bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Seventh Circuits.

Mr. Hoese received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1984.  He was inducted into the Order of the Coif and the Justinian Honor Society.

Mr. Hoese received his B.A. degree with honors in political science from The College of Wooster in 1980.  He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Hoese was co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in In re Skin-Cap Products Liability Litig., MDL 1243 (S.D. Fla.).  Mr. Hoese is also litigating and has litigated numerous antitrust cases, as well as securities, mass tort, consumer, and other commercial cases, including: In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litig., Master File No. 12-md-02311 and MDL No. 2311 (MDL No. 2311 includes In re Wire Harness Antitrust Litig.; In re Instrument Panel Cluster Antitrust Litig.; In re Heater Control Panels Antitrust Litig.; In re Occupant Safety Systems Antitrust Litig.; In re Bearings Antitrust Litig.; In re Alternators Antitrust Litig.; In re Washer Systems Antitrust Litig.; In re Wipers Antitrust Litigation; In re Starters Antitrust Litig.; In re Alternators Antitrust Litig.; In re Spark Plugs Antitrust Litig.; In re Oxygen Sensors Antitrust Litig.; In re Power Window Motors Antitrust Litig.; and  In re Ignition Coils Antitrust Litig.); First Impressions Salon, Inc. v. National Milk Producers Federation, Case No. 3:13-cv-00454 (S.D. Ill..); In re Parking Heaters Antitrust Litig., Case No. 1:15-mc-00940 (E.D.N.Y.); In re Packaged Ice Antitrust Litig., Case No. 08-MD-01952 and MDL 1952 (E.D. Mich.); In re Sulfuric Acid Antitrust Litig., MDL Docket No. 1536, Master File No. 03 CV 4576 (N.D. Ill.); In re Plastics Additives Antitrust Litig., Master Docket No. 03-CV-2038 (E.D. Pa.); In re Isostatic Graphite Antitrust Litig., Master File No. 00-CV-1857 (E.D. Pa); In re Bulk [Extruded] Graphite Products Antitrust Litig., Master File No. 02 CV 06030 (D.N.J.); In re Graphite Electrodes Antitrust Litig., Master File No. 97-CV-4182 and MDL No. 1244 (E.D. Pa.); In re Commercial Explosives Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1093S (D. Utah); In re Amino Acid Lysine Antitrust Litig., Civil Action No. 95 C 7679 and MDL No. 1083 (N.D. Ill.); In re Metal Building Insulation Antitrust Litig., Civil Action No. H-96-3490 (S.D. Texas); In re Commercial Tissue Antitrust Litig., MDL No. 1189 (N.D. Fla.); Sorbate Prices Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4073 (Superior Court for the City and County of San Francisco); In re IndyMac Mortgage Backed Securities Litig., Master Docket 09-civ-04583 (S.D.N.Y.); The Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit v. Goldman Sachs & Co., et al., Case No. 1:10-cv-04429 (S.D.N.Y.); In re Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Securities Litig., Master File No. C-06-06286 RMW (N.D. Cal.); In re KLA-Tencor Corp. Securities Litig., Master File No. 06-cv-04065-MJJ (N.D. Cal.); In re Calpine Corporation Securities Litig., Master File No. C-02-1200 (N.D. Cal.);  In re Dollar General Corporation Securities Litig., Civil Action No. 3:01-0388 (M.D. Tenn.); In re SmithKline Beckman Corp. Securities Litig., 751 F.Supp. 525 (E.D. Pa. 1990); In re SmithKline/Beecham Shareholders Litig., Phila. Ct. Common Pleas No. 2303; In re Northwest, Court File No. 89-5506 (Hennepin County Dist. Court, 4th Dist.); In re First Bank Systems, Court File No. 88-22227 (Hennepin County Dist. Court, 4th Dist.); Pacific Gas and Electric Securities Litig., Master File No. 893849 (Cal. Super. Ct.); In re Domestic Air Transportation Antitrust Litig., Master File No. 1:90-CV-2485-MHS and MDL No. 861 (N.D. Ga.); Alvord-Polk, Inc., et al. v. F. Schumacher & Co., et al., Civil Action No. 90-3617 (E.D. Pa.); Fulton, Mehring & Hauser Co., Inc. v. The Stanley Works, et al., Civil Action No. 90-0987 C(5) (E.D. Mo.); In re Factor VIII or Factor IX Concentrate Blood Products Litig., Civil Action No. 93-5969 and MDL No. 986 (N.D. Ill.); In re: Silicone Gel Breast Implants Products Liability Litig., MDL-926, Master File No. CV 92-P-1000-S (N.D. Ala.); In re: Pennsylvania Diet Drugs Litig., Master Docket No. 9709-3162 (Common Pleas Court, Philadelphia County); In re: TMJ Implant Products Liability Litig., MDL 1001 and 94-MD-1001 (D. Minn.); In re: Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc. “Albuterol” Products Liability Litig., MDL-1013 (D. Wy.); In re General Motors Corporation Pickup Truck Fuel Tank Products Liability Litig., Master File No. 92-6450 and MDL No. 961 (E.D. Pa.); In re Chrysler Motors Corporation Overnight Evaluation Program Litig., MDL 740 (E.D. Mo.); In re Norelco Clean Water Machine Litig., Master File 88-8423 (E.D. Pa.); Barron v. Bolar Pharmaceutical Company, Inc., Civil Action No. 90-0536 (E.D. Pa.).