William Stuckwisch is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Bill focuses his practice on government and internal investigations, FCPA enforcement matters, and white collar criminal defense.
Prior to joining Kirkland, Bill served in several positions in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. As Assistant Chief in the Fraud Section's FCPA Unit for two years, he supervised approximately half of the department's FCPA matters, as well as assisted in the development and implementation of FCPA enforcement policy, strategy and initiatives. He was the lead prosecutor in numerous FCPA cases, including the largest FCPA matter ever — the investigation and prosecution of five major U.S. and foreign corporations and several individuals for a scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials in connection with the Bonny Island liquefied natural gas plant construction project. Bill also supervised or prosecuted more than a dozen of the department's other corporate FCPA cases, which spanned a wide range of industries and countries. Previously, he served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, where he advised and assisted the head of the Criminal Division on corporate fraud, securities fraud, FCPA, and other white collar criminal matters and enforcement initiatives. Earlier, Bill served as a senior trial attorney in the Fraud Section, where he investigated and prosecuted FCPA, securities fraud, public corruption, tax, money laundering and other complex white collar crime cases.
Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Bill was with O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington, D.C., where he defended corporations and individuals in securities and accounting fraud, FCPA, and other white collar matters, conducted internal investigations, and litigated antitrust and other complex civil cases.
Assistant Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service (2009)
Assistant Attorney General's Award for Safeguarding and Maintaining Confidence in the American Marketplace (2007)
Department of Justice Special Achievement Awards (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Department of Justice Meritorious Awards (2005, 2007, 2008)
Barrister, Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
U.S. Department of
Justice, Criminal Division, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Chief, FCPA Unit, Fraud Section, 2010-2012
Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, 2009-2010
Senior Trial Attorney/Trial Attorney, Fraud Section, 2004-2009
O'Melveny & Myers
LLP, Washington, D.C.
Counsel, 2002-2004; Associate, 1996-2001
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Sixth, Seventh and Federal Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Wisconsin and Central District of Illinois