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Education

J.D., cum laude, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

B.S., B.A., with honors and with distinction, The Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University

Law Journals

Member, Journal of Law, Economics and Policy

Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia Bar

District of Columbia Bar (*Pending, supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar)

William F. Knauss III

Staff Attorney

Practice Areas

Bill counsels and represents insurers in connection with coverage issues and disputes arising under professional liability and general liability insurance policies.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels insurers in matters involving first-party cyber insurance incidents, including claims for business interruption, data recovery, cyber extortion, and other first-party coverages.
  • Represents insurers for third-party claims arising from cyber-and privacy-related matters, including for technology-related professional services.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts pleadings addressing a wide variety of procedural and substantive issues for insurers involved in coverage litigation.
  • Assists in monitoring complex litigation in state and federal courts and counsels professional liability insurers on coverage issues with respect to such litigation.

Professional Experience

  • Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO)
    • Claims Director, Regional Auto Damage (2015-2019)
    • Claims Manager, Regional Auto Damage (2015)
    • Claims Manager, Property Damage (2012-2014)
    • Claims Subject Matter Expert, Property Damage (2010-2012)
    • Claims Supervisor, Property Damage (2008-2010)
    • Emerging Leaders Program (2005-2008)