Bill is the co-head of Vinson & Elkins Government Investigations and White Collar Practice Group. He represents corporations, organizations, government entities and individuals in high stakes, high profile matters in federal and state courts and before regulatory agencies and Congress.
Bill’s focus is on government enforcement
actions, and his clients’ response to and interactions with them. The specific
subject of the actions can vary—as different administrations in the U.S. and
jurisdictions abroad prioritize different types of enforcement—but include the
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), criminal antitrust, healthcare fraud,
public corruption, campaign finance, and other white collar crime issues.
Bill also represents and advises a broad range
of clients, including corporate boards, audit committees and management, on business
and operational issues such as acquisitions, financings, risk evaluation and mitigation,
and internal investigations.
Bill has tried more than 70 jury cases to
verdict, has had 15 appellate arguments and has conducted hundreds of grand
jury and motions proceedings. He has had matters in 37 U.S. states and more
than 30 countries. Bill’s experience gives him insight into the nuances and
developments in enforcement approaches and actions around the globe. He has been
recognized by Chambers USA repeatedly for his White Collar Defense and FCPA
practices, and a number of other “best lawyer” ranking publications over the
years. While a
prosecutor, Bill received the Department of Justice’s Attorney General’s Award
and the United States Attorney’s Award.