December 5, 2015 was the last day in office for William C. Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. On December 7, 2015, he joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in its Chattanooga office. Killian is also NAFUSA’s newest member.
“Polsinelli is a great fit for me, with a reputation in litigation and serving the evolving health care industry,” Killian said. “Joining the firm allows me to have a platform to focus on critical health care and fraud issues, and I look forward to working with Polsinelli’s highly recognized team of attorneys.”
Killian was appointed U.S. Attorney by President Barack Obama in 2010. Killian gained expertise representing a number of high profile and complex matters, including financial and health care fraud cases. As U.S. Attorney, he led a team to milestone settlements involving critical issues such as health care fraud, illegal prescription drug distribution, crime, illegal firearms and more.
Killian will collaborate closely with Polsinelli’s Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal Practice, comprised of former federal prosecutors and government regulators. He will work with an array of clients and primarily focus on health care and health care fraud matters.
Prior to his work as U.S. Attorney, Killian was a sole practitioner in his law firm in Jasper, Tenn., was city attorney for the city of Monteagle, Tenn. for 21 years and was the assistant district attorney for the Twelfth Judicial District in Tennessee. Throughout his professional career, Killian has held various teaching positions with colleges and universities in east Tennessee and the University of Tennessee College of Law. He served in the United States Army and the Tennessee National Guard from December 1970 to January 1973.
Killian earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1973 after completing his B.S. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is a former member of the Tennessee Bar Association House of Delegates and the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Chattanooga Chapter.
The addition of Killian strengthens Polsinelli’s growing, national Government Investigations and Compliance-Civil and Criminal Practice, which offers a wide range of services, including: internal investigations, white collar defense, professional board investigations, customs enforcement, environmental and healthcare matters, commercial litigation and more.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 750 attorneys in 18 offices, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service and top five percent of firms for innovating new and valuable services, the firm has risen more than 100 spots in Am Law’s annual firm ranking over the past six years. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. www.polsinelli.com.