William Jacobson is the Senior VP, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Weatherford International, joining the company in March 2009. For approximately 5 ½ years, he was a federal prosecutor at the Fraud Section of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division. His last stint at the Fraud Section was as the Assistant Chief for FCPA Enforcement. In that role, Billy supervised roughly half of the Department's FCPA investigations and prosecutions and had responsibility for all aspects the FCPA program including liaising with the SEC, participating in meetings of the OECD's Working Group on Bribery, coordinating with prosecutors in other countries on investigations and drafting FCPA Opinion Procedure Releases. Billy graduated from Tufts University and Georgetown University Law Center. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City and has also been a partner in private practice.