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William B Schultz

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William B Schultz


William B. Schultz, ‘70 B.A., is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm Zuckerman Spaeder, where he focuses on complex regulatory litigation and provides strategic advice to companies and public interest organizations. He has worked for many years on reducing the use of tobacco products and controlling prescription drug prices. He also represents small biotechnology and generic drug companies, and individual scientists. Between 2011 and 2016, he was General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services. He is a member of the Committee on Science, Law and Technology, National Academy of Sciences, and for 10 years he taught at Georgetown University Law Center. He also is on the Board of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Board of the National Health Law Program and the Board of Trustees of Partners in Health. He was Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice (1999-2000), Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Food and Drug Administration (1994-1999), and Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment (Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chairman), Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives (1989-1994). From 1976 to 1989, Bill worked as a public interest lawyer at Public Citizen Litigation Group. He began his legal career clerking for Judge William B. Bryant, U.S. District Court, D.C. Bill received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.