WILLIAM CURTIN leverages his extensive and unique experience as a bankruptcy regulator and litigator with the Department of Justice to provide clients with practical solutions in a broad range of complex and high-profile restructuring matters. Focusing his practice on corporate reorganization, bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation and other insolvency-related matters, Bill represents debtors, official committees, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investors and private equity funds and other institutions with controlling positions in financially distressed companies. He also regularly provides strategic and practical advice to management teams and boards of directors regarding financially distressed situations.
Bill also represents and advises investment banks and financial advisers in connection with their engagement, compensation and litigation matters in Chapter 11 and other distressed situations.
Prior to joining Sidley, Bill served as a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice’s Office of the United States Trustee. During his tenure, he represented the United States Trustee in over 500 chapter 11 cases, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations during all phases of bankruptcy cases and litigating a variety of contested matters. In addition, Bill was designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and assisted in the prosecution of bankruptcy fraud cases.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Bill served in the United States Army as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Working as a criminal defense counsel with the United States Army Trial Defense Service primarily at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and in Mosul, Iraq, Bill tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict in eight states and three countries.
Bill served a one-year tour in Iraq and has been awarded commendations for his military service including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Action Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.