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William K. Kane

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  • J.D., John Marshall Law School, 1986
  • B.S., Miami University, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois
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William Kane is a partner in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office.

Areas of Practice

William focuses on complex commercial litigation and provides advice regarding business disputes, corporate governance and media/entertainment issues. He is particularly experienced in representing clients in need of emergency injunctive relief for trade secret theft and unfair business competition. William's commercial litigation experience is as noteworthy as it is varied. In every case, he looks to apply a creative approach to bring advantage to the client.

William often represents clients at trial and on appeal in state and federal court and before administrative tribunals. His broad experience includes the representation of officers and directors in both private and public companies, shareholder disputes, complex real estate and construction disputes, merger and acquisition deals and disputes regarding copyrights in entertainment properties. He litigates constitutional and statutory law issues in both private and public law cases.

Previously, William served in the Illinois Attorney General's office for five years, litigating cases on behalf of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of state government before U.S. district courts, state courts and administrative agencies.

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  • Member, Antitrust, International Law and Litigation Sections, American Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation and Corporate and Securities, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland