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William W. Mercer - Billings, MT

Billings Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Lawyer
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401 North 31st StreetSuite 1500Billings, MT 59101-1277
William W. MercerLawyer Overview

Mr. Mercer represents clients before government agencies in environmental matters as well as litigation related to the development of natural resources and health care fraud and overpayments. To minimize the probability of civil or criminal liability for business entities, Mr. Mercer provides compliance counseling. He also represents companies and individuals in response to state and federal investigations and cases.

From June 2005 through July 2007, Mr. Mercer served as a senior...

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Mr. Mercer represents clients before government agencies in environmental matters as well as litigation related to the development of natural resources and health care fraud and overpayments. To minimize the probability of civil or criminal liability for business entities, Mr. Mercer provides compliance counseling. He also represents companies and individuals in response to state and federal investigations and cases.

From June 2005 through July 2007, Mr. Mercer served as a senior Justice Department official in the positions of Acting Associate Attorney General and Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General. As Acting Associate Attorney General, he served as the third-ranking official in the DOJ and had oversight responsibilities for five litigating divisions (Antitrust, Civil, Civil Rights, Environment and Natural Resources and Tax) with criminal and civil cases.

Mr. Mercer also served in the U.S. Department of Justice for 20 years in Montana and Washington, D.C. In Montana, he served as United States Attorney from 2001 through 2009 and as Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1994 to 2001. He was responsible for natural resources litigation, prosecution of criminal cases, and appellate practice on behalf of the United States. Mr. Mercer has been lead counsel in numerous civil and criminal trials in federal court and participated in eighteen oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Mercer served as Chairman of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee of United States Attorneys (AGAC). From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Mercer served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Internal Operating Procedures for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Practice Areas
Environment, Energy, and Natural ResourcesEnergy & ElectricityEnvironmental ComplianceEnvironmental LitigationCorporate ComplianceIndian / Native American LawAppellateOil & GasPublic LandsGovernment Investigations and White Collar DefenseEnergy, Environment, and Natural Resources
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Education
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, 1993
J.D.
Harvard University, 1998
M.P.A.
Honors: John F. Kennedy School of Government
University of Montana, 1986
B.A.
Honors: 1984 Truman Scholar, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
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Honors
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation’s two Alumni AwardDistinguished Alumni Award, 2002 - Present
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401 North 31st StreetSuite 1500Billings, MT 59101-1277
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(406) 896-4607
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(406) 252-1669
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