Greenberg Traurig is a full-service law firm with a global presence in a variety of practice areas. The firm hosts more than 2,000 attorneys in 41 offices across the world, which positions them to effectively serve both domestic and international clients.
William Goines is co-managing partner of the firm’s Silicon Valley office and dedicates his practice to complex commercial litigation and business disputes. Goines, along with New York-based vice-chair Richard Edlin were co-lead counsel to KT Engcore Corporation in a case against Moneual, an up-and-coming South Korean computer manufacturer that arose out of one of the largest corporate frauds ever prosecuted in South Korea. The client was positioned as an intermediary, providing certain financing support and acting as the computer manufacturer's exporter. After the two companies had worked together for several years, the Korean Customs Department and the Seoul Central District Prosecutors revealed that they had undertaken a large-scale investigation in which the founder of Moneual and his longtime associate were convicted of having run a massive scheme. It was determined that the computers that were supposed to have been shipped for seven years were, in fact, never shipped, and the entire scheme was a fraud. This matter is the first case of its kind to be tried in the United States and, after a five-week jury trial, Goines and Edlin scored a $32 million verdict and full damages awarded. In all, more than a dozen high-ranking business executives and government employees went to jail on the matter. Most recently, Goines and Edlin successfully dismissed the defendants appeal.