William R. McLucas - Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 202-663-6622

William McLucas is one of the most sought-after advisors to public companies, boards of directors, audit committees and special committees dealing with corporate crises and related issues. He joined the firm after serving for more than eight years as Director of Enforcement for the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement’s—longer than any other Enforcement Division Director in Commission history. He represents public companies, investment banks, accounting firms and advisors to mutual funds facing a variety of corporate and market crises, as well as Securities and Exchange Commission investigations. Mr. McLucas is chair of the firm’s Securities Department.

In 1977, Mr. McLucas joined the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement. He led the Division's Staff in numerous high-profile investigations and landmark enforcement actions, including hundreds of insider trading cases and numerous inquiries and proceedings involving public companies, accounting firms, investment banks, and participation in the municipal securities markets.

In addition, Mr. McLucas has led numerous audit committee and special committee inquiries, and has also represented numerous corporate executives and directors in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission investigations.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business describes Mr. McLucas as "one of the country's most celebrated regulatory attorneys." 

Client Comments

"Bill is the leading practitioner in his field. He is particularly adept at developing a sense of the client's goals, and recommending a strategy for achieving those goals."


"William McLucas is the consummate counselor. He has a steady hand and expertise."


Office Location

1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-663-6000

Lawyer of the Year Awards

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Compliance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law (Enforcement)