Bill is a principal with Woods Rogers Vandeventer Black (WRVB) and concentrates his law practice in public contracts, ship repair, construction, maritime and government investigations & enforcement matters.
His practice focuses on providing clients public contract advice through all phases of their needs including pre-contract advice, bid protests, and claim preparation and claims prosecution before both courts and the Boards of Contract Appeals. Additionally, Bill represents government contract clients in regulatory and criminal investigations, as well as ethics and compliance matters. Bill handles white collar criminal cases in federal and state courts defending clients in matters ranging from allegations of false claims, procurement fraud and violations of the Arms Export Control Act. Bill also represents clients in administrative suspension and debarment actions before various federal agencies, including the Army, Navy and EPA.
Bill received a B.S. with high distinction in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he was the Associate Editor of the William & Mary Law Review.
Bill is licensed to practice in both Virginia and Hawaii.
Prior to his legal career, Bill worked as a Chemical Engineer and served twenty years of active duty in the United States Coast Guard. He retired from the Coast Guard as a Commander in 1990.