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William (Butch) F. Hulse, IV Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas


Baylor University School of Law, J.D.

  • Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review

Angelo State University, B.A.

Harvard School of Business, Executive Education

University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Executive Education

William “Butch” Hulse is a member of Dykema’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, government investigations and corporate compliance matters. Mr. Hulse is a resident of the San Antonio office and also maintains an office in Washington D.C.

Mr. Hulse is a highly accomplished attorney and compliance professional with two decades of large law firm and in-house legal, compliance and risk management experience at a global medical technology company. Prior to joining Dykema, among other roles, he served as world-wide head of litigation, divisional general counsel and later as Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management, Quality and Regulatory. That unique experience, coupled with more than a decade of large law firm experience provides him with perspective that few can offer.

Mr. Hulse has extensive experience representing and advising clients, including officers, boards and board committees on complex litigation, health care, anticorruption and compliance matters. He regularly interacts with federal, state and foreign regulatory and enforcement agencies on a wide array of matters. He has led numerous internal investigations, managed third party inquiries and investigations and litigated or managed litigation in a variety of contexts, including complex contract and business tort disputes, patent infringement litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, insurance coverage litigation, professional/fiduciary liability and products liability litigation, including class actions, multi-district litigation and mass tort cases.

Memberships & Involvement

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Recognized as a "Texas Rising Star," Texas Monthly, 2004-2009
  • S.A. Scene, Best Lawyers in San Antonio, 2011
  • Leadership San Antonio XXXII, 2005-2006