William Michael Jr.: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

William Michael Jr.

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7653

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Practice Areas

  • Congressional Investigations & Crisis Management
  • FCPA/Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery
  • Health Care
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Internal Investigations
  • Securities Litigation & Enforcement
  • White Collar Defense & Compliance
  • Social Media Law
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7653
Fax: 312 706 8178
University Gustavus Adolphus College, 1982
Law SchoolNOVA University, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, Florida; 1996, Minnesota. (Not admitted in Illinois)

William Bill Michael is a partner and Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense & Compliance practice group and heads the firm's Global Anti-Corruption practice. He is an experienced trial attorney with more than 100 jury trials in state and federal courts focusing on complex federal white collar and regulatory defense, civil and criminal health care fraud, anti-trust and complex internal investigations. He represents both individuals and corporations in these matters, including:

•Internal Investigations

•Criminal Antitrust

•Health Care

•Securities Fraud

•Criminal Tax

•Qui Tams

•Money Laundering



•Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


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Foreign Bribery Report Issued by OECD
Abigail M. Bartine,J. Gregory Deis,Michael D. Frisch,William Michael, February 26, 2015
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released its Foreign Bribery Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of anti-bribery enforcement actions around the world dating from 1999. The report examines enforcement actions taken by all countries that have enacted...

US Second Circuit Heightens the Standard of Proof Required To Sustain Tipper/Tippee Insider Trading Convictions
Melanie M. Burke,Joseph De Simone,William Michael,Richard M. Rosenfeld,Matthew A. Rossi, February 26, 2015
On December 10, 2014, in United States v. Newman, et al., the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit clarified the elements required to establish insider trading in tipper/tippee cases by holding that “in order to sustain a conviction for insider trading, the government must prove beyond...

US Supreme Court Expands (and Potentially Limits) the Reach of the Bank Fraud Statute
Vincent J. Connelly,William Michael,Richard E. Nowak, July 14, 2014
The US Supreme Court has unanimously held that federal prosecutors can use the federal bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1344, against offenders in cases where a bank is not the intended target of a fraud.

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William Michael Jr.

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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