With more than three decades of experience, Bill Dolan has been retained as lead trial counsel in more than two dozen trials and arbitration hearings in venues throughout the United States. His practice places particular emphasis on antitrust litigation, including state and federal class actions; intellectual property disputes, including trademark and copyright infringement and patent damages; labor and employment disputes, including class actions alleging violations of wage and hours laws; defense of consumer class actions involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and state consumer fraud statutes; and corporate governance/shareholder disputes. His trial work also has included matters such as product liability, takeover disputes, fraud, insurance insolvency, fiduciary duty, and breach of contract.
His antitrust work as a counselor has included, among other things, representing more than a dozen leading manufacturers of RFID products in the successful formation of the RFID Consortium, a patent-licensing organization.
Bill is a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and a member of the bar of the First, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits. The National Law Journal has cited one of his antitrust cases as one of the Defense Victories of the Year.
Bill has been honored to be recognized as Special Counsel to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
- June 7, 2018
Beyond the Courtroom: Ancillary Considerations in Litigation, Jones Day MCLE
- February 23, 2016
Retaining and Using Consulting Experts: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys, West LegalEdcenter
- June 12, 2014
Trends in Privacy and Security Risks: What You Need to Know Now, JD MCLE Academy
- June 10-11, 2013
PLI's Antitrust Institute 2013: Developments & Hot Topics
- June 18-19, 2012
PLI’s Antitrust Institute 2012: Developments & Hot Topics - Chicago
- June 7, 2012
Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
- November 2011
- March 17-18, 2011
PLI’s Antitrust Institute 2011: Developments & Hot Topics - Chicago
- June 10-11, 2010
PLI's Antitrust Institute 2010: Developments & Hot Topics
- June 4-5, 2009
50th Annual Antitrust Law Institute (Chicago)
- May 2009
Collaborative Mechanisms For Intellectual Property Management
- February 2009
Litigation in Troubled Times: Ten Litigation Hot Spots in Times of Economic Trouble
- June 5-6, 2008
Practicing Law Institute 49th Annual Antitrust Law Institute
- Columbia University (J.D. with honors 1982; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; B.A. cum laude 1979; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Illinois, U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar) and Central District of Illinois, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits