William H. Singer , Director
Mr. Singer serves as President of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI), where he serves on its Board of Directors and is Chairman of its commercialization committee. For the past three years, he has guided BRNI in the development of its intellectual property for commercial purposes.
Mr. Singer is a graduate of Brandeis University (BA, 1962) and Columbia University Law School (JD, 1965). Upon graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Hubert Will, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
n 1980, he became a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and was a partner for 25 years. He is an of-counsel attorney in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and concentrates his practice on corporate, real estate, and legislative matters. He has been listed in Crain’s Who’s Who in Chicago Business 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 editions.
Mr. Singer has been prominently active in Chicago public service, serving as an Alderman for several years as a candidate for Mayoral office.