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Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

William B. Schultz General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesU.S. Department of Health and Human Services

William B. Schultz 
General Counsel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: (202) 690-7741

Bill Schultz is the General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Before joining HHS, Bill was a Partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. 

Bill has also served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.  He was responsible for overseeing all Civil Division appellate litigation and the Department’s Tobacco Litigation Team.  Prior to Department of Justice, Bill was the Deputy Commissioner for Policy for Food and Drug Administration, where he was the principal advisor to the Commissioner on all significant policy issues and responsible for development and management of all regulations.

Before joining FDA, Bill was the Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment (Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman), Committee on Energy & Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked on health care, FDA, tobacco and trade legislation.

Bill also served as an attorney with the Public Citizen Litigation Group, where he litigated law reform cases on administrative procedure, state and federal constitutional law, antitrust, voting rights, product liability, nuclear power, and food and drug law, and where he argued dozens of appellate cases, including several in the U.S. Supreme Court.  Bill started his career as a law clerk to Judge William B. Bryant, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia.

For almost 10 years, Bill taught civil litigation and food and drug law at Georgetown University Law Center.  He received his BA from Yale University and his JD degree from the University of Virginia Law School.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars.

Content last reviewed on February 26, 2013