Sean in His Own Words

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Sean Williams is an associate in the Financial Services and Restructuring Group. He assists debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, and purchasers of assets in bankruptcy courts throughout the nation.

Sean represents debtors, purchasers, and secured creditors in out-of-court restructurings and distressed asset sales. He also has substantial experience in general commercial litigation matters, in and out of bankruptcy. Sean has represented debtors in section 363 sales and subsequent confirmation of liquidating plans in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, and Central District of California.

Sean has represented creditors’ committees in over fifteen cases throughout the country.  His committee experience includes: a regional seed company located near Des Moines, Iowa in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa, a manufacturer located near Peoria, Illinois in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois, and a well‑known fashion retailer in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Prior to joining LP, Sean was an associate at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. He previously served as an extern to the Hon. Bruce W. Black (at the time, the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois). Sean finished in the top ten percent of his law school class, where he was the Candidacy Editor of law review.

The John Marshall Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2013
Augustana College, B.A., cum laude, 2010
Bar Admissions
American Bankruptcy Institute
Chair, Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Bankruptcy Committee
Turnaround Management Association
Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2019-2021
Candidacy Editor, The John Marshall Law Review
Conrad B. Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
CALI Award in Antitrust Law


If you weren’t an attorney, what would you be?
If I wasn’t an attorney, I would probably be a high school teacher and coach (basketball and football). While my talent didn’t take me very far in either sport, I truly enjoyed the strategic side of both games and continue to watch the NBA and NFL religiously.
What’s your favorite book?
I usually read non-fiction books (primarily biographies of athletes, musicians, and politicians); however, my favorite novels are all by Mario Puzo. If I had to choose only one, The Last Don just edges out The Godfather and Omerta.
What’s your favorite vacation spot?
My wife and I go to Nashville every year for my birthday and it is our favorite vacation spot. We both enjoy walking down Lower Broadway and listening to country music. We also shop for and purchase cowboy boots every time we’re in town, even though I rarely get the opportunity to wear them.

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