William Martucci

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Grand Boulevard 2555
Kansas City 64108 MO US

William C. Martucci practices nationally in business and employment litigation, with a focus on complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour, including California) litigation. Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business notes “Bill Martucci is worth having on any dream team for litigation and policy issues.” Bill is widely regarded as an exceptional trial lawyer and innovative policy strategist. His jury work has been featured in The National Law Journal. He teaches Multinational Business Policy and the Global Workplace at Georgetown.

Bill was highlighted in the debut edition of Chambers USA as one of the highest-rated corporate litigation lawyers. According to Chambers, the Shook national employment practice group has been “lauded for both its class action work and its effective advice to employers on federal compliance issues. Bill Martucci is highly esteemed as an employment litigator.” The Chambers analysis notes: “Bill Martucci garners the admiration and respect of peers and clients for his ‘tenacious’ litigation skills and ‘breadth of knowledge’ on employment policy issues.

His ability to ‘effectively’ communicate an employer’s point of view to a jury has impressed many interviewees, who also point to his success in establishing a client base that contains a number of Fortune 500 names.”

Working as part of a trial team, presenting and winning cases on behalf of companies before juries and advising corporate clients concerning effective business and human resources practices are the primary activities in which Bill engages.

He has successfully tried a number of jury cases and has effectively resolved a variety of class action cases. His litigation docket is national in scope with cases throughout the United States.

His primary practice areas focus on complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) litigation, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission litigation, unfair competition litigation and business litigation.

In the traditional labor relations field, Bill has been involved in a number of NLRB representations, as well as serving as strategic labor relations counsel for national companies. In addition, he has served as the lead negotiator or strategic advisor in labor-relations matters spanning single locations to regional and national arrangements.

In that context, he is regarded as effective, straightforward, and a strong communicator both with the operational management team and the union.

Bill serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He is deeply committed to the firm’s strategic growth, professional development, and diversity and inclusion efforts. He has been recognized widely as a Diversity Champion and Practice Mentor Leader.

Bill serves as the practice leader of the Shook National Employment Litigation & Policy Practice, representing corporate employers exclusively, and has served as the Business Litigation Section chair and in other firm leadership management roles.

In recent years, Bill leads the firm’s Strategic Practice Growth Initiative throughout the United States. During his work, Shook has opened offices in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Seattle.

The firm’s strategic objectives are to attract and retain exceptionally talented lawyers, and to grow consistent with the needs of the firm’s national and global clients.


  • Harvard Business School (Leadership in the Professional Services Firm)
  • LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Rutgers College (American Studies)
    • Henry Rutgers Scholar

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation; Section of Labor & Employment
  • American Employment Law Council
  • American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • Harvard Business Review Advisory Council
  • Human Rights Institute
  • International Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • San Francisco Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C., and Kansas City
  • Major League Baseball, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities
  • Rotary Club, Excellence in Education Committee
  • Youth Sports Coach


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