WILLIAM C. O’HARA
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WILLIAM C. O’Hara is an attorney in the litigation practice at Sweeney, Scharkey & Blanchard in Chicago. He has represented clients in federal and state litigation, arbitration and mediation concerning a broad range of subject matters, including securities fraud, breach of contract, disputed corporate mergers and private equity acquisitions, alleged state and federal statutory violations, prisoner civil rights, and mass torts. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He has also completed two federal clerkships, in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eastern District of Michigan. O’Hara earned a BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Villanova University, and a JD, cum laude, from Northwestern Law School, where he was an Edwin C. Austin Scholar and an executive editor of the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology. O’Hara’s ancestors emigrated from counties Mayo, Sligo and Armagh from the 18th to early 20th centuries.