Following graduation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976, Bill served as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas A Flannery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. From 1973 to 1983 he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, handling an active criminal trial and appellate practice and serving for two and one-half years. From 1977 to 1983, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, handling an active criminal trial and appellate practice and serving for two and a half years as Chief of the Career Criminal Unit. He then spent a year as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice.
In 1984 Bill joined Hogan & Hartson in Washington, DC where he specialized in commercial, insurance coverage, environmental, antitrust, contract, trade regulation, and product liability litigation. He practiced actively in federal and state courts and the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland and many other parts of the country.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years and two sons.