Bilal Zaheer focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation in state and federal court as well as arbitration and mediation. Bilal advises and counsels companies facing disputes arising from complex corporate and commercial transactions and regularly advises on matters of Delaware corporate governance arising in connection with such disputes. He also has significant experience representing clients in the health care and life sciences industries, including health insurance, pharmaceutical, medical device and health care technology companies, in a variety of commercial litigation disputes and arbitration proceedings.
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, business and securities fraud, enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and state and federal claims concerning misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. He also regularly defends companies, officers, board members and professional advisers against claims for breach of fiduciary duty and related claims involving alleged corporate misconduct brought by bankruptcy trustees, creditor committees, court-appointed receivers and shareholders. In addition, Bilal has significant experience representing international companies and non-U.S.-based clients involved in disputes within the United States as well as representing U.S. companies involved in disputes with companies and individuals located outside of the United States.
As part of his commitment to service, Bilal has served on the boards of local and national bar associations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Muslim Lawyers and The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. In addition, Bilal maintains an active pro bono practice, where he has counseled and represented individuals and nonprofit organizations in a variety of civil proceedings.