We are saddened to announce the passing of our colleague and friend, William C. Henderson, II.
Bill Henderson passed away peacefully on 25 February 2023, in Naples, Italy, where he had represented Walker Clark as a Senior Consultant since 2003.
Bill was an experienced international lawyer and educator who specialized in international business strategy, legal management, and professional development in the legal profession. Based in Italy, Bill's primary geographic focus was in Europe; but he also participated in engagements with Walker Clark clients in the British Virgin Islands, Colombia, and Turkiye. He also practiced international law in Europe, where he also taught university and graduate-level courses in management and international business strategy. Clients valued his breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of the challenges in the international delivery of legal services, his listening skills, and his practical approach to turning visions and aspirations into business realities.
Before joining Walker Clark, Bill's professional experience included management of an international legal services organization in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia. He served a three-year term as the presiding judge of a geographically dispersed judicial circuit, while also presiding in major felony trials. His practice as an admiralty lawyer in an international U.S.-based firm included substantial responsibilities in the litigation of one of the largest insurance coverage cases ever to arise in the petroleum industry.
In addition to all this, Bill also was an accomplished jazz guitarist and vocalist. He is missed by friends, clients, and colleagues, past and present, all over the world.