William M. Hannay Esq.

Schiff Hardin LLP
Hannay, William

William M. Hannay is a Partner in the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP where he regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), foreign direct investments (including Exon-Florio), antiboycott laws, and export control regulations. On behalf of Schiff Hardin clients, he has conducted non-public internal investigations, and represented clients in external investigations by U.S. and foreign enforcement agencies.

Mr. Hannay is the past Chairman of the American Bar Association's (ABA) 14,000-member Section of International Law, was a founding member of the ABA's Asia Law Initiative Council, and was the first chairman of the ABA's Africa Law Initiative Council. He has led delegations of American Bar Association lawyers on international legal exchanges to South Africa, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Morocco.

He is a former Assistant District Attorney in the New York District Attorney's Office.

Mr. Hannay clerked for the Honorable Myron H. Bright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Justice Tom C. Clark of the U.S. Supreme Court.

He earned his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Author of BBNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 39-3rd, Tying Arrangements: Practice Under Federal Antitrust, Patent and Banking Law and Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 53-3rd, U.S. International Antitrust Enforcement: A Practical Guide.