William H. “Billy” London
Mr. London has been litigating class action cases for over 25 years. He served as trial counsel for the plaintiff class in In re High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation, a case that was tried before a jury in the Southern District of New York. He was actively involved in several cases in which FKLM was serving in a leadership capacity, including In re Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation (No. II), MDL No. 1942 (W.D. Pa.); In re Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1819 (N.D.Cal); and In re Hydrogen Peroxide Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1682 (E.D. Pa.). Mr. London presently has significant involvement in In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation, MDL 2311 (E.D. Mich.) and In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:10-md-2143 (N.D. Cal.).
Mr. London graduated Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University in 1984 and received his law degree in 1987 from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. In 1987, he was admitted to the Illinois Bar and the Federal Bar; and in 1988, he was admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Mr. London is a member of the American Bar Association and is a past-Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Class Litigation Committee. He was formerly an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, during which time he argued cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Supreme Court. Since 1990, Mr. London has concentrated on complex and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on class action litigation involving antitrust claims. Mr. London practiced with Much Shelist Freed from March 1993 through December 31, 2006.