William is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Business and DePaul University College of Law, where he served as Illinois Law Issue Editor of the DePaul Law Review. Following law school, he clerked for Judge William J. Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He then joined Baker & McKenzie in Chicago in 1982, where he remained as a litigation partner until his retirement in 2016. William has over three decades of experience in prosecuting and defending all aspects of unfair competition in court and arbitration, including breach of fiduciary duty, noncompetition agreement violations and trade secret misappropriation. His articles on these and related subjects have appeared in the Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office Society, the University of Texas Review of Litigation, the ABA’s Labor Lawyer, the ABA’s Litigation Magazine, the DePaul Law Review, the John Marshall Law Review, the Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal, the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and the Illinois Bar Journal.