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
  • Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA
  • 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 co-leads the firm's Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA 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
• Conspiracy
• Environmental
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act


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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.

US Department of Justice Announces New Policy to Record Statements
Kelly B. Kramer,Lori E. Lightfoot,Michael Martinez,William Michael,Lee H. Rubin, June 3, 2014
The US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced a new policy with respect to the electronic recording of statements made by individuals in custodial situations prior to a person’s initial appearance before a judicial officer. Beginning July 11, 2014, there will be a...

Eleventh Circuit Is First US Appeals Court to Define “Instrumentality” of a Foreign Government Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Vincent J. Connelly,J. Gregory Deis,Kelly B. Kramer,William Michael,Laurence Urgenson, May 23, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has provided useful guidance on the meaning of the term “instrumentality” as used in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). In a landmark decision released on May 16, the court established the criteria for when companies...
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William Michael Jr.

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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