Bill Coughlin is the Chief Executive Officer of Harness Dickey. He works with the firm’s Executive Committee to oversee the firm’s short and long-term strategic business planning, client development and firmwide operations, helping guide the firm to continued success in the new decade and its second century of business.
Bill is a registered patent attorney with extensive in-house and outside counsel experience. He previously served as President & CEO of Ford Global Technologies, LLC and Assistant General Counsel to Ford Motor Company from 2000 to 2018. He also previously served as Chief Patent Counsel & IP Leader for DaimlerChrysler and Chief Trademark Counsel for Chrysler Corporation. Prior to working in-house, Bill was a Principal at Harness Dickey from 1984 to 1995.