William P. Schuman, PC - McDermott Will & Emery


William (Bill) P. Schuman focuses his practice on securities and complex commercial litigation, class actions, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defense litigation, internal investigations and dealer/distributor litigation. Bill also has broad experience representing nonprofits, officers and directors, and attorneys and other professionals in fiduciary duty litigation.

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  • Represent investment bank in SEC investigation concerning Puerto Rico bond offering
  • Represent Hertz in investigation of shareholder derivative demands
  • Represent KPMG Germany in FCPA investigation of client company

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  • Super Lawyer 2004 to 2018
  • Benchmark Litigation 2016 to 2020
  • The Legal 500 United States 2018
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s 2014 Pro Bono & Public Service Award


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association

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Harvard Law School, JD, 1979
University of Michigan, BBA, graduated first in class in business administration, 1975


Courts / Agencies
Supreme Court of the United States
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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