Bill Meyers is a principal in the Litigation Group. Throughout his career, Mr. Meyers has handled a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. For instance, Mr. Meyers has extensive experience in bankruptcy and insolvency litigation in courts nationwide. Mr. Meyers regularly protects the rights of secured creditors in these proceedings, including litigating cash collateral/adequate protection disputes, plan confirmation issues, claims objections, valuation disputes, relief from stay motions, and receivership actions. Representative matters include serving as primary litigation counsel to the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the bankruptcy of Kmart Corp.; serving as primary litigation counsel to a senior secured lender in bankruptcy litigation involving several hundred copyright assets in the liquidation of a major fine art gallery.
Mr. Meyers regularly serves as counsel to the Commercial Finance Association and filed an amicus curiae brief on its behalf in the Tousa bankruptcy pending in Florida. Mr. Meyers also spoke about the implications of the 11th Circuit's ruling in Tousa at the American Bar Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Mr. Meyers has also litigated a number of intellectual property disputes, including numerous trademark infringement cases, domain name cyber-squatting disputes, and breach of contract actions relating to intellectual property license/franchise agreements. He has also advised clients regarding the adoption of new trademarks.
Mr. Meyers speaks extensively on electronic discovery issues and the impact of the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence, on electronic discovery. He has spoken several times at the Chicago Law Bulletin's Annual Electronic Discovery Conference. He has also spoken at the American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership meeting regarding electronic discovery issues in the context of bankruptcy litigation and the impact of Federal Rule of Evidence 502.
Mr. Meyers also has significant experience representing plaintiffs in qui tam whistleblower cases under the federal and state False Claims Acts.
Mr. Meyers is an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Deposition Skills). Mr. Meyers is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). He is also a Classroom Team Member as part of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Lawyers in the Classroom program.
Mr. Meyers is admitted to practice in the Illinois Supreme Court; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and other federal courts around the country. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan and his B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University.
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Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- University of Michigan, J.D., 1987
- Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1984
- Illinois Supreme Court
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- Member, Chicago Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, American Bankruptcy Institute