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Bill Bay elected chair of ABA Board of Governors’ Finance Committee

August 26, 2015

Thompson Coburn partner Bill Bay has been elected a chair of the Finance Committee of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, the governing body of the world’s largest voluntary professional organization.

The Finance Committee is responsible for the ABA’s $200 million-plus budget, oversees budget components and ensures the organization remains financially sound.

Bill first joined the ABA Board of Governors in August 2014 for a three-year term. The 38-member Board of Governors oversees the general operation of the ABA and develops specific plans of action.

Bill’s litigation practice at Thompson Coburn includes more than 30 years of experience in the representation and trial of business disputes. Bill's clients vary from major financial institutions to manufacturers to for-profit colleges. He has litigated cases on behalf of companies facing high-risk litigation and helped businesses manage and respond to large portfolios of litigation in multiple jurisdictions. In 2013, Missouri Lawyers Media selected Bill as an Influential Lawyer as part of its Missouri Lawyers Awards, which honor the top innovators and influencers in Missouri's legal community.

Bill is currently co-chair of the Missouri Supreme Court and Missouri Bar’s Joint Commission on Women in the Profession and Joint Task Force on the Future of the Profession. He is also a past member of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.