Areas of Practice
Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., Political Science and English, 2007, Dean's List
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Illinois
  • US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois

William R. Andrichik

Associate
115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3100
Chicago IL 60603
TEL: +1 312 577 1273
FAX: +1 312 577 1370

Bill Andrichik counsels clients through a wide variety of complex commercial challenges, helping navigate potential disputes and litigating active matters. He litigates in federal and state courts across the country, handling breach of contract, toxic tort and product liability claims, mass torts, and class actions. He also handles internal corporate investigations.

Mr. Andrichik has first-chaired trials in federal court and in front of administrative review panels, and has extensive experience handling all aspects of litigation, including motion practice, fact and expert discovery, depositions, trials, and appeals.

Representative Matters

  • Representing Toys “R” Us in litigation under Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code over recognition of foreign proceedings invoked to avoid pending litigation obligations in the United States.
  • Representing past and present owners of a chemical treatment facility in a class action pending in the Northern District of Florida where plaintiffs have alleged diminished use and enjoyment of properties surrounding the facility due to air emissions and groundwater contamination.
  • Achieved dismissal of more than 80 claims as part of an interstate mass tort claim currently pending in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
  • Represented petroleum transporting and marketing entities in multi-district mass tort wrongful death action relating to a petroleum train derailment in Canada.
  • Briefed and won an appeal in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirming, with costs, the trial court’s dismissal of a claim for breach of an international telecommunications contract.
  • Briefed and won an appeal in the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, on behalf of an international financial services company; the appellate court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a claim for improper disbursement of segregated funds.

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “Styrene: Regulatory obligations one year after being listed in the NTP’s report on carcinogens,” The Illinois Manufacturer
    Summer 2012
  • Author, "Partisanship and Policymaking in the Modern Presidency," A Dialogue on Presidential Challenges and Leadership: Papers of the 2006-2007 Center Fellows, The Center for the Study of the Presidency

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association