Arthur Simon

General Counsel
+1 312 364 8679
E-mail vCard

Arthur J. Simon is general counsel of William Blair and a member of the firm's executive committee. Before joining the firm in 2000 as its general counsel, he was in private practice for 21 years. Mr. Simon regularly represented issuers and investment banks in connection with public and private offerings, tender offers, and mergers and acquisitions, and was counsel to a number of registered investment companies, investment advisers, and financial services firms (both domestic and global). In addition, he served as general counsel to a major intercollegiate athletic conference from 1990 to 2000 and was an adjunct professor for an LL.M. program in financial services. Mr. Simon received his B.S. in business and economics from Vanderbilt University in 1975 and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law in 1979. He is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, Executives' Club of Chicago, and the General Counsels Committee of SIFMA and has served on the boards of a number of charitable organizations and foundations.