William E. Curtin recently joined Sidley Austin after serving as a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. While at DOJ, Curtin supervised three other attorneys and five legal support staff litigating a variety of matters in corporate and individual bankruptcy cases. Among his duties, Curtin supervises four panel trustees and routinely litigate motions to dismiss and objections to discharge for fraud in chapter 7 cases. He previously served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and consulted on the prosecution of bankruptcy fraud cases and bankruptcy aspects of other financial crime cases.
Curtin was also Trial Defense Counsel in the U.S. Army JAG Corps from 2003-06. During his service, he was awarded Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action Badge and Iraq Service Medal. He represented soldiers at over forty courts-martial, including ten contested jury trials. Curtin was deployed to Iraq for eleven months and served as officer-in-charge for the only U.S. Army Trial Defense Service Office in Northern Iraq, serving a population of over 25,000 soldiers.