Education & Honors

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude

Order of the Coif

Senior Online Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

John Henry Wigmore Scholar

Adlai Ewing Stevenson Award (for best brief in Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition)

Arlyn Miner Book Award (for best brief in 1L legal writing section)

The University of Oxford (Keble College), B.A. in Jurisprudence, 2012, with First Class Honours (equivalent to summa cum laude)

Rhodes Scholar

Regis University, B.A. in English, B.A. in Politics, 2010, summa cum laude

Government service

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Amul R. Thapar, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2017-2018 

Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable John Z. Lee, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016-2017 

Policy Analyst, Office of Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston, 2012-2013

Bar admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

William D. Gohl

Chicago Office
Courthouse Place
54 West Hubbard Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60654
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Professional Practice

Bartlit Beck LLP, 2018-Present, Associate

Representative cases

EEOC v. FedEx Ground (W.D. Pa.)
Trial counsel for FedEx Ground in suit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act by the EEOC on behalf of roughly 300 deaf FedEx Ground package handlers from around the country. The EEOC alleges that FedEx Ground failed to provide a variety of reasonable accommodations to these package handlers, such as ASL interpreters at employee meetings. FedEx Ground asserts a number of defenses, including that it does provide reasonable accommodations to its deaf package handlers.

Spirit AeroSystems v. Boeing (Superior Court, King County, WA)
Represented Spirit AeroSystems in $365 million breach of contract dispute with Boeing relating to Boeing’s underpayments and certain warranty claims associated with parts Spirit manufactured for Boeing aircraft. Shortly after Spirit defeated Boeing’s motion to dismiss, the parties agreed to dismiss the suit.

Acknowledgements, presentations, and publications

Standing Up for Legislators: Reevaluating Legislator Standing in the Wake of Kerr v. Hickenlooper, 110 Northwestern University Law Review 1269 (2016)

The Wandering Doctrine of Constitutional Fact, 59 Arizona Law Review 289 (2017) (with Martin H. Redish)