Anti-Corruption Compliance Training
William E. Lawler, III
Partner, Government Investigations & White Collar Crime Criminal Defense
Bill is the co-head of Vinson & Elkins Government Investigations and White Collar Practice Group. Bill represents corporations, organizations, government entities, and individuals in a wide variety of difficult and sensitive matters. He represents clients in federal and state courts, as well as before regulatory agencies and Congress.
Bill's experience includes Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, criminal antitrust, health care fraud, public corruption, campaign finance, and other white collar crime issues. He frequently advises corporate boards, audit committees, and management on compliance, risk mitigation, and investigative matters. Many of Bill’s matters are high profile ones, subject to public and media security.
Bill has handled matters in 35 U.S. states and more than 30 countries. He has tried more than 70 jury cases to verdict, has had 15 appellate arguments, and has conducted hundreds of grand jury and motions proceedings. Bill writes and speaks frequently on white collar, government investigations, compliance, and corporate governance issues. Bill has been recognized by Chambers USA and a number of other “best lawyer” ranking publications. While a prosecutor, he received the Department of Justice’s Attorney General’s Award, as well as the United States Attorney’s Award.