honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association, Tax Section
Member, State Bar of California, Taxation Section
Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
William B. Clayton is an associate in Morgan Lewis's Tax Practice. Mr. Clayton focuses his practice on tax controversy and tax litigation, including representation of clients before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court, state courts, the Internal Revenue Service, state taxing authorities, and multistate tax dispute resolution organizations. Mr. Clayton primarily represents corporate taxpayers and individual taxpayers in large dollar matters or complicated disputes.
Mr. Clayton earned his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2008. While in law school, Mr. Clayton received an Emery Law Scholarship, the CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence, and was recognized on the Dean's List. Mr. Clayton also participated in the 2007 Honors Moot Court Competition, served on the board of the 2008 Honors Moot Court Competition, and interned for the intellectual property licensing and transactions department of a multinational engineering firm in Munich, Germany. He earned his B.A. in history and political science from Santa Clara University in 2003, where he received the Santa Clara Alumni Association's Buck Bannon Scholarship Award. Mr. Clayton speaks conversational Spanish.Mr. Clayton is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.
- Santa Clara University School of Law, 2008, J.D.
- Santa Clara University, 2003, B.A.