CHICAGO Chapman and Cutler LLP mourns the loss of our partner, colleague and friend, William F. Tueting, who passed away on September 15, 2019 in Salt Lake City. He was 77. 

Bill practiced law for 50 years, focusing on transactions involving securities, derivatives, and commodities issues and in representing securities and commodity brokers, investment advisers, hedge funds, and banks in securities and commodities matters, including regulatory investigations, litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration forums. He advised clients on the legal issues involved in forming hedge funds, including documentation and investment matters. Bill also represented clients in the United States and offshore in financial and derivatives transactions for foreign companies and investment funds.

Bill joined Chapman’s Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate and Securities Department in 2003. In recent years, Bill assumed an of counsel role with Chapman and moved to Salt Lake City to be closer to family. Over the course of his career, which included practicing with law firms in Chicago and New York, Bill served as general counsel of the Chicago Board of Trade, where he managed a legal team and was responsible for all of the exchange’s legal affairs, including regulatory matters, real estate, general corporate issues, internal compliance activity, telecommunications, and congressional investigations. He also served as director of contract markets for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, DC, where he oversaw regulation of US commodity exchanges, drafted exchange regulations and investigated compliance activity. 

Bill received his undergraduate degree (B.S., General Studies, 1965) and his law degree (J.D., 1968) from Columbia University. He served as an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, was a former member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s Committee on the Regulation of Futures and Derivatives Investments, and was a former Committee Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Future Regulation Law Committee.

“We were fortunate to have known Bill and to have gained so much from his friendship, knowledge, and experience,” said Tim Mohan, Chapman’s Chief Executive Partner. “All of us at Chapman feel this loss.”

“Bill was a mentor and role model to many attorneys during his long and distinguished legal career,” said Eric Fess, Chapman partner and practice group leader of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Department. “His generosity and wisdom was deeply inspiring to all of us who had the pleasure of working with him.”

“We benefited tremendously from Bill’s insights, which he generously shared with his colleagues,” said Jonathan Koff, Chapman partner and member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Department. “His extensive knowledge and hard work were instrumental in developing our corporate and securities practice over the last 16 years. He will be fondly remembered by both clients and colleagues.”

Bill is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Sarah; son, Jonathan; and grandchildren.

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