• GL
Choose your location?
  • Global Global
  • Australian flag Australia
  • French flag France
  • German flag Germany
  • Irish flag Ireland
  • Italian flag Italy
  • Polish flag Poland
  • Qatar flag Qatar
  • Spanish flag Spain
  • UAE flag UAE
  • UK flag UK

Walter Wilkens

Head of Delivery, North America, Chicago

Walter is Head of Delivery for North America, managing a wide array of projects focused on financial services, legal analytics, horizon scanning and global tax developments.
	Walter Wilkens


As a Director Delivery, Walter is passionate about building, developing and empowering individuals and teams globally. He oversees five teams totalling more than one hundred attorneys managing U.S. and India-based projects regarding SEC filing- analysis, US and international corporate and property tax developments, lender recovery services and global regulatory horizon scanning. 

He oversees client engagement and governance including preparation and presentation of weekly, monthly and quarterly project reports, while managing escalation logs and client calls, workflow and production deliveries. He has held multiple positions at DWF, including Project Manager, Subject Matter Expert, QASS-Quality Lead and Project Trainer.

Before joining DWF, Walter served over 15 years as both inside and outside general counsel for various companies managing legal operations, focusing on insurance, financial services, commercial transactions, regulatory affairs, new business development, acquisitions, and vendor relationships. He has negotiated and drafted the full spectrum of agreements for corporate, commercial and financial transactions. Additionally, he has extensive experience in governmental affairs and regulatory compliance and coordinating litigation in commercial, claims and property damage.

His areas of expertise include legal operations, commercial transactions, finance, governmental affairs, insurance, regulatory compliance, project and risk management and litigation coordination. 

Walter holds a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and a J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law.  In his spare time, Walter is an avid youth athletics coach, where he has found experiences and learnings applicable throughout his professional career.