Partner Profile:

Bingham McCutchen & Bill Wilhelm

Bingham McCutchen LLP’s market-leading practices are focused on global financial services, telecommunications, media and technology and Fortune 100 companies. It has 1,100 lawyers in 13 offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including New York, London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. The firm has earned a reputation as a go-to firm in key disciplines, and developed a workplace that has been widely and repeatedly recognized as one of the best. Since 2005, Bingham has been one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Bill Wilhelm has been a long time supporter of CLF, stepping forward as a Hole Sponsor in 2004 while he was a partner at Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman.  Bill then brought Bingham to CLF’s side as a partner at Bingham McCutchen.  Bill advises technology companies on policy, state and federal regulation and commercial transactions and disputes related to the development and deployment of new communications applications, voice and video services, digital media, and broadband wireless and wireline networks.

Both Bill Wilhelm and Bingham McCutchen have devoted a significant amount of time and resources to pro bono work. In 2010 Bingham invested more than 65,000 hours in pro bono matters.  Bingham channels their pro bono efforts to areas of greatest need, where they can have the most substantial impact. A few examples of their focus areas are:

  • Constitutional Law and Civil Rights
  • Adoption and Children’s Rights
  • Nonprofit Counseling and Community Economic Development
  • Jail and Prison Conditions

The Charles Lafitte Foundation sincerely thanks Bill Wilhelm and Bingham McCutchen for their continued support and outstanding commitment to helping better our communities.