William D. Heinz has broad experience in complex commercial litigation and is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Heinz has represented corporations and individuals in civil and criminal trials, appellate court proceedings and arbitrations in a wide variety of matters ranging from ERISA and fiduciary responsibilities to antitrust, securities, and intellectual property. He also has substantial corporate counseling experience.
Mr. Heinz has been recognized by Legal 500 and Leading Lawyers Network and was named one of the top 100 attorneys in the State of Illinois by Illinois Super Lawyers. He is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.
Mr. Heinz serves as a director of two large insurance companies, the US counsel for a European packaging manufacturer, and counsel to the Board of Trustees of a Big Ten University. He has also served as counsel on Sarbanes Oxley issues to the Audit Committees of substantial publicly traded companies.
Mr. Heinz is the past State Chair for Upstate Illinois for the American College of Trial Lawyers. Over the past two decades, he has served the Illinois State Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Association of Professional Responsibility in a variety of committee leadership roles. Mr. Heinz is a member of the President's Council of the University of Illinois and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law in Professional Responsibility Law. He currently volunteers his time in the community as a member of the boards for the Legal Aid Bureau of Chicago and Metropolitan Family Services.