Bill Kane focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and government controversy. He approaches business disputes in a pragmatic way when possible and in the court room when necessary. Bill provides advice regarding regulatory, corporate governance, and media/entertainment issues. He has significant experience representing clients in need of emergency injunctive relief for trade secret theft and unfair business competition. Bill's commercial litigation experience is as noteworthy as it is varied. He aims to always bring a creative approach to a legal dispute for each client's advantage.
Bill 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. While an Assistant Attorney General, Bill handled numerous regulatory matters for the Illinois Department of Insurance, Illinois Department of Financial Institutions, Illinois Secretary of State, Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board, Illinois Capital Development Board, and the Illinois Office of Banks & Trusts. Bill's public law cases also included constitutional law issues and matters involving the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, which were the focus of the National Association of Attorney Generals. Bill's experience as an Illinois Assistant Attorney General brings a unique perspective for clients faced with regulatory enforcement activities and for guidance in understanding a quickly changing regulatory landscape.