William F. Gould Esq.

Holland & Knight LLP
Gould, William

William Gould is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia offices of Holland & Knight LLP and a member of the firm's National White Collar Defense and Investigations Team. Mr. Gould's practice involves domestic and international enforcement defense with a focus on litigation and corporate compliance work on behalf of pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

Mr. Gould's recent engagements include litigation and internal investigations involving the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. He also provides advice regarding risk management to companies in many sectors of the defense and healthcare industries. Mr. Gould currently holds a Top Secret/SCI level security clearance.

Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Gould was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice for over 10 years. From 2002-08, Mr. Gould was an Assistant U.S. Attorney and then a Managing Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia. In addition, Mr. Gould was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for two specially assigned investigations in the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia.

From 1997-2002, Mr. Gould was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia where he investigated and tried numerous cases involving various criminal offenses. Mr. Gould was also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Prior to his government service, Mr. Gould was an associate with a multi-national law firm based in New York City. He also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Morton A. Brody, U.S. District Court Judge in the District of Maine.

He earned his B.A. from Washington & Jefferson College and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mr. Gould is a co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Health Law & Business Portfolio Series No. 3250, Life Sciences Compliance: A Pre-Market and Post-Market Road Map.