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Bilal Zaheer is a Partner in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP and focuses his practice on business litigation in state and federal court, as well as arbitration and mediation. Bilal regularly advises and counsels companies facing disputes arising from complex corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, formation of corporations, limited liability companies and joint ventures, investment banking engagements, shareholder disputes, vendor agreements and transactions relating to the purchase and sale of goods. He also regularly defends officers, directors and professional advisors against claims for breach of fiduciary duty and related claims involving alleged corporate misconduct often brought by bankruptcy trustees and court-appointed receivers or derivatively by shareholders.
An experienced trial attorney and member of the Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, Bilal has tried cases in federal and state court and has represented clients in disputes around the country involving breach of contract claims under the common law and Uniform Commercial Code, matters of corporate governance, and business and securities fraud. In addition, Bilal regularly advises clients on employment related matters, including enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, compensation disputes with executives involving stock options or other equity grants, state and federal claims concerning misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, wrongful termination, wage act violations, and whistleblower claims under the Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes Oxley Acts.
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