Hon. William J. Cahill (Ret.) has successfully mediated and arbitrated numerous energy and utility matters while at JAMS and from the bench. Judge Cahill has experience with energy matters that include projects fueled by natural gas, electricity and various renewable technologies. The disputes range from price fixing to the engineering and design of industry innovations. Before being appointed to the Superior Court, Judge Cahill was a construction lawyer at the law firm Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon. In addition, he served as corporate counsel to a major engineering firm as well as smaller subcontractors.
Judge Cahill is known for his ability to quickly grasp complex facts prior to the commencement of proceedings and for his creative settlement ideas that lead to closure.
- Mediation involving reconstruction of a gas fired power plant in California after a fire destroyed much of the plant
- Mediation involving several-million-dollar dispute between owner of a power plant in Florida and design engineer for the project
- Arbitrated a dispute involving a Nevada power plant
- Mediated a dispute regarding the delivery of natural gas from Texas to California and price fixing
- Arbitrated over the construction of a security system at a northern California jail which involved the power supply to the jail and its effects on the security system
- Arbitration and mediation regarding FERC regulations and regulations’ effect on the price of power in the City and County of San Francisco
- Mediated dispute over design of windmills erected in the United State and Canada
- Mediated and arbitrated contract dispute related to purchase and sale of steam, water and hydrogen manufacturing facility and the provision of services between adjacent facilities