Mr William O'Hara > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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William O’Hara is a litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has represented clients in a broad range of complex disputes, including federal and state litigation concerning securities fraud, breach of contract, disputed corporate mergers and private equity acquisitions, alleged state and federal statutory violations, construction disputes, mass torts, and prisoner civil rights.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

The ‘experience, trial savvy and strategic planning provided by the team‘ at Kirkland & Ellis LLP is ‘unmatched by any other‘. James Nowacki, Elizabeth Hess and Jeffrey Willian ‘stand out‘ at partner level. Nowacki recently advised the Shakespeare Theater on the construction aspects of the new development of a theater on Chicago’s Navy Pier. The team, which includes associate trio Josh Mahoney, William O’Hara and Michael Maione, negotiated and drafted various contracts and represented the client in litigation against the project architect over alleged design deficiencies. Willian has been advising Berger Group Holdings on the legal implications of the high-profile Florida International University bridge collapse, including multimillion-dollar claims filed by decedents and injured persons. He has also been acting for CF Industries in connection with cost overrun on five separate fertilizer plants designed and constructed by the client. Named attorneys are based in the firm’s Chicago office.