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William Lawler

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Recognized by Chambers USA as one of the preeminent White Collar litigators in DC and one of the top FCPA litigators in the U.S. Bill has handled matters in more than 30 countries and 35 U.S. states. He represents corporations, organizations, government entities and individuals in federal and state courts, as well as before regulatory agencies and Congress. He also conducts independent investigations and confidential reviews.

Bill’s experience includes U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related anti-corruption issues, criminal anti-trust, health care fraud, public corruption, campaign fraud, and other criminal and regulatory matters.


Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1989-1996.

Professional Memberships

Member: International Association of Defense Counsel; President: Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 2002-2003.


Notre Dame, B.A. cum laude, 1982; Georgetown University, J.D. cum laude, 1985.