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William B. Jacobson

William B. Jacobson

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Billy is a partner in the White Collar and Criminal Investigations group at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, LLP, based in Washington, D.C.  From 2009 until July 2014, Billy was the Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Weatherford International, a large oilfield services company with operations in 100+ countries.  Billy served as a federal prosecutor at the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division for approximately 6 years.  His last stint at DOJ was as Assistant Chief for FCPA Enforcement where he was responsible for roughly half of all FCPA investigations and prosecutions.  In this role, he also spent a considerable amount of time liaising with the SEC, FBI and foreign prosecutors, including attending meetings of the OECD Working Group on Bribery.   Billy started his career prosecuting street crime in New York City.
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