William Bejan represents a broad range of clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state enforcement authorities. Mr. Bejan has represented corporate clients in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, including involving federal securities and anti-discrimination laws, as well as litigation related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Mr. Bejan has experience representing corporate clients in connection with investigations by the SEC and the DOJ, including parallel investigations conducted by state enforcement authorities. He assisted in the successful resolution of a criminal prosecution involving a pharmaceutical company and alleged violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Food Drug & Cosmetic Act. Additionally, Mr. Bejan has advised SEC-regulated entities on matters involving compliance with federal securities laws and regulations, and counseled consumer financial services institutions on issues involving compliance with federal consumer protection statutes and regulations. He also counsels pharmaceutical and medical device clients in matters involving fraud and abuse enforcement and federal anti-kickback laws, and conducts due diligence in connection with life sciences and health care industry transactions.
Mr. Bejan is committed to pro bono service. His experience in this area includes representing individuals in immigration and state criminal matters, including winning the successful resolution of a case involving wrongful prosecution in the state of Maryland and the grant of parole to a prisoner in the state of New York.
During law school, Mr. Bejan worked as a law clerk at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he advocated for the rights of indigent clients on death row. He also worked in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, at the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, respectively.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bejan worked for two years at a nonprofit organization that conducted government oversight investigations, where he also supported related litigation involving the Federal False Claims Act, the Federal Anti-Lobbying Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2017 (summa cum laude; Order of the Coif)
- B.A., Georgetown University, 2012
- New York
- District of Columbia