William A. Walden, Associate


William Walden represents clients in a variety of litigation, labor, and employment matters. His litigation experience includes federal and state court cases, as well as arbitration. He regularly defends clients in government agency discrimination investigations and advises management on employment-related issues, with a focus on

  • Disability, medical leave, and job-related accommodation policies and procedures;
  • Restrictive covenants and employment agreements;
  • Wage-and-hour actions;
  • Whistleblower retaliation claims; and
  • OFCCP regulatory compliance for federal contractors.

Mr. Walden is very active in Quarles & Brady's pro bono program, where he represents clients in various litigation matters. His community activities include work with Chicago-area youth development nonprofits.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
    • Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy (Senior Articles Editor, 2011–2012)
    • Legal Extern: Honorable Judge Morton Denlow (Retired) of the Northern District of Illinois (2010)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A., cum laude, 2005)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2013

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2014


  • Spanish