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William C. Meyers

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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.

Mr. Meyers serves as lead counsel for the defendants in the Multi-District Class Action Litigation captioned, In re Monat Hair Care Products Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Bill also represented Settlement Class Counsel for a class of more than 1300 insurance companies suing AIG for RICO, common law fraud, and breach of contract and obtaining, over strenuous objections, a $450 million class action settlement.

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, including, most recently, the successful prosecution of a trademark infringement matter on behalf of Guinness World in United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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. His speaking engagements have included the Chicago Law Bulletin's Annual Electronic Discovery Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute Leadership meetings, and the Taxpayers Against Fraud annual meetings. 

Mr. Meyers is an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (Deposition Skills); a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI); and a Classroom Team Member as part of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Lawyers in the Classroom program in the Chicago Public Schools.

Mr. Meyers received his law degree from the University of Michigan and his B.A., with honors, from Michigan State University.

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55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
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  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1987
  • Michigan State University, B.A., with honors, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Activities

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

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55 East Monroe Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, Illinois 60603-5792
Tel: 312.201.4000
Fax: 312.332.2196
Email: info@goldbergkohn.com

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