Bill Arnault is a litigation partner in the Firm’s Chicago office. He focuses his practice in the restructuring context. He also has extensive experience litigating complex commercial cases in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, including contract, energy, fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, bankruptcy, and employment cases. He has chaired or co-led multiple trials and hearings, including disputes involving Parker Drilling Company, Emerald Oil, Inc., iHeart Media, Inc., the City of Detroit, GenOn Energy, Inc., Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, and E.V. Energy Partners, L.P.



Recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List,” 2023

Recognized by Best Lawyers® for Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2024


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.2009
    Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • Boston CollegeB.A., Philosophysumma cum laude2005

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Captain, Varsity Soccer Team