Bill Meyer is a trial lawyer with considerable trial and other courtroom experience. Based in Chicago throughout his 23-year career, he has defended and advised clients in a wide variety of complex litigation matters in numerous industries including manufacturing and distribution, insurance, health care, construction, and food and beverage.
What do you focus on?
I am a seasoned litigator with extensive experience representing clients in litigation, including significant first chair experience on multiple occasions in complex and important matters. My practice involves both civil and criminal cases, defense of class actions (in diverse substantive areas including insurance, products liability, ERISA, consumer protection and others), intellectual property disputes, commercial disputes, tort and products liability cases and insurance and reinsurance disputes. I also have substantial experience in counseling and protecting the interests of companies facing overseas threats, including the investigation of technology-based attacks, overseas infringement of intellectual property and other risks associated with international commerce.
Maintenance, Repair, Operations (MRO)
I represent and counsel board members, senior executives and middle management in the MRO industry. I have a deep understanding of the increasingly competitive business of distributing maintenance, repair and operations products to industrial and commercial enterprises, institutions and government agencies.
I work side-by-side with clients to identify and implement solutions to help guide their businesses in this challenging commercial arena. Services that I personally address or coordinate for MRO clientele include litigation, risk management, intellectual property, insurance, workplace and product regulatory compliance, employment and facility operational policies and issues, benefits, product design arrangements, purchase and sale terms, government contracting, international trade, and corporate governance.
I serve public and private companies as part of their corporate legal team. In this capacity, I have led their litigation management functions, including supervising and participating in commercial and products liability cases, monitoring mass tort and other cases and engaging domestic and foreign co-counsel worldwide to represent corporate clients’ interests in litigation and non-litigation matters. I also advise clients on their wide-ranging federal and state regulatory compliance matters, draft corporate policies and administer complex insurance coverage issues. In addition, I have developed and manage systems to monitor and protect clients’ intellectual property rights and interests in the face of a worldwide onslaught of infringements.