WILLIAM J. CADIGAN is principal in the Law Office of William J. Cadigan, P.C. located in Chicago, Illinois. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Cadigan was a member of the Health Industry Group of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P.
In his practice, Mr. Cadigan represents hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, physician practices, and health care trade associations and other tax exempt organizations in corporate, transactional and regulatory matters. In addition, Mr. Cadigan also provides counsel to small, middle-market, early stage and start-up companies in a variety of industries on matters ranging from formation and general corporate matters to financings and civil litigation. Mr. Cadigan also advises elected officials, candidates, and political action committees on federal and state election law compliance issues.
Mr. Cadigan formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Technology Park, an incubator and multi-tenant facility for emerging companies in the field of biotechnology, genomics and pharmaceutical production. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Cadigan served as a Commissioner of the Illinois Medical District. Located on Chicago’s Near West Side, the Illinois Medical District includes 560 acres of hospitals, medical research facilities, universities, and over 40 healthcare related facilities.
Before entering law school, Mr. Cadigan worked on Capitol Hill as an aide for Congressman John E. Porter (10th-IL), handling appropriations, health care, education and other domestic policy issues. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Cadigan served as in-house counsel for Metra, the commuter rail agency for northeastern Illinois. He is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Cadigan is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, the American Society of Association Executives, the Chicago Bar Association, and the Lawyers Club of Chicago. He is a guest lecturer at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Institute for Health Law and also a contributing author/editor to The Law of Medical Practice in Illinois, 3rd Edition (West Group), and Representing Physicians Handbook, 2nd Edition (American Health Lawyers Association). Mr. Cadigan provides pro bono services to the Legal Clinic of the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and is a past recipient of the Tomorrow's Leaders of the Profession award by the Illinois State Bar Association.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University and a Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School.
Bill has completed 8 marathons and is an avid bicyclist in his spare time.