The John Marshall Law School, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Loyola University Chicago,
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice,
Summa Cum Laude,
Phi Beta Kappa
Wil is a Certified Information Privacy Professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
As an analyst with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, he developed privacy policies addressing the risks raised by linking state and local justice agency data systems. Wil also assisted the U.S. Department of Justice’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative’s development of its Privacy and Civil Liberties Policy Development Guide and Implementation Templates. Wil frequently advises law enforcement agencies on risks of emerging data collection and data sharing technologies.
Wil has also handled a broad range of complex commercial disputes, including class actions, involving disclosures of medical records, text messages under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the protection of trade secrets, business valuations, shareholders’ derivative rights, partnership issues, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, consumer fraud, and non-compete provisions in employment agreements.
Prior to joining Kaplan Saunders Valente & Beninati, LLP, Wil was an associate at a commercial litigation firm in the Chicago Loop where he resolved and tried cases for individuals and closely held businesses across a variety of industries.
Before entering the private practice of law, Wil served in State government as Transportation Counsel for the Illinois Commerce Commission where he conducted enforcement proceedings against motor carriers, relocation towing companies, and household goods movers.
Some of Wil’s accomplishments include:
- Development of privacy policies for entities utilizing video surveillance systems, facial recognition technologies, and automated license plate readers.
- Dismissal of claim of securities fraud against futures broker.
- Dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty claim against a bank and affirmance of that result on appeal.
- Obtained judgment for breach of fiduciary duty against a former business partner and determination that this judgment could not be discharged in bankruptcy.
- Dismissal with prejudice of Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act claims against physical therapy provider.