SVP and General Counsel
William “Bill” Lundregan is a senior legal executive and business partner with General Counsel experience in venture-capital backed and private-equity owned companies. He is currently the General Counsel for Starry Inc., a wideband hybrid fiber wireless technology company focused on building competitive, affordable, high-quality broadband across the United States.
Prior to joining Starry, Bill was SVP, General Counsel & Secretary of Esselte Group Holdings, a private equity-held business with 2,500 employees and subsidiaries in over 30 countries. He was the chief legal officer responsible for global legal functions, including legal strategy and counsel to the private equity investors, boards of directors, and senior management. Under his oversight, the company closed M&A and corporate financings and refinancings with aggregate value in excess of $1.5 billion. Bill was a key member of the senior management team that dramatically restructured the business, closing over 15 manufacturing and distribution plants in North America and Europe and reducing headcount by over 50%, helping to achieve a 10x increase in profitability and the return of over $200 million in dividends to investors.
Bill excels at building business-partner relationships across functional areas and executive levels. He has a proven track record of providing commercial and strategic advice at the management and board levels, both with regard to legal risk management and more broadly across the business.
Prior to Esselte, Bill was a corporate associate at Skadden, Arps from 1996 to 2004, where he represented purchasers and sellers in M&A transactions and issuers and underwriters in public and private equity and debt offerings, and regularly counseled clients on strategies and issues, including compliance with federal security laws.
Bill earned his BA in English from Georgetown University and his JD / MBA from Boston College.