William R. Pomierski - McDermott Will & Emery


William (Bill) R. Pomierski focuses his practice on the taxation of financial products and capital markets transactions, as well as on executive compensation matters. He is a former chair of the Firm’s Executive Compensation Practice Group.

Bill advises clients on the federal income tax implications of a variety of domestic, cross-border and global financial products and related transactions. He has worked extensively with public and private companies, hedge funds, trading firms, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals, trust advisors and family offices in connection with a range of capital market and financial product issues. He has advised insurance companies, financial institutions, equipment manufacturers, retailers, energy companies, food processors and manufacturers, and chemical companies.

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  • Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2016-2018 and 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2009
  • Law & Politics, Illinois Super Lawyer


  • Journal of Taxation of Financial Products, columnist, and past co-editor in chief


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 1983
Michigan State University, BS, with highest honors, 1980