William G. Otis


ACRU Staff


April 1, 2007

Bill Otis is the former director of legal affairs for The American Civil Rights Union (ACRU).

For nearly two decades Bill was a federal prosecutor under administrations of both parties, and personally argued over a hundred cases in the courts of appeals. He has also held posts as Counselor to the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Energy, and Special Counsel to President George H.W. Bush.

Bill is an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason Law School in Arlington, Virginia, and has frequently debated legal issues at law schools around the country, in addition to having testified as a criminal law expert before both houses of Congress.

Bill is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Stanford Law School.



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