William T. Fitzgerald


Practice Areas

• Commercial
• Employment
• Construction
• Probate
• Fiduciary
Healthcare Compliance
• Programming
• Investigations
• False Claims/Qui Tam
• Medicare/Medicaid Fraud
Business Transactions

Bar and Court Admissions

Texas, 1986
Oklahoma, 1992
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1993

At Kettering University, William authored his thesis on vision and tactile sensing robotics utilized in heavy manufacturing applications. After graduation he worked for the General Motors Corporation as a Manufacturing and Process Engineer, before starting law school. Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law William has practiced law in Fort Worth for more than thirty years, including serving as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President of Global Compliance for a major pharmaceutical and medical device company. Married with two adult children, William is an avid runner along with his wife. He has been a frequent lecturer on issues affecting the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Active in the community, William has served on the boards of many area non-profits.

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Tarrant County Bar Association
*Chair Corporate Counsel Section
*Professionalism Award Committee
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, AdvaMed Device and Diagnostics Compliance Group, Washington, D.C., 2003-2010
American Arbitration Association, Panel of Neutrals, 2010-Present


Congress Co-Chair, Faculty/Lecturer Medical Device Regulatory, Reimbursement and Compliance Congress, Harvard University, “Top Ten Fraud and Compliance Issues,” 2005
Faculty/Lecturer, National Pharma Audio Conference: Compliance in a Highly Litigious World – Creating Good Documents and avoiding Bad Ones – Pharma Update, “How to
Implement a Program on Writing Appropriate Documents,” 2006
Faculty/Lecturer, Drug and Medical Device Litigation Critical Update and Key Strategies for Corporate Counsel, “ Minimizing Your Exposure in Drug and Device Advertising and
Promotion,” 2006
Faculty/Lecturer, Reducing Legal Risks in Sales and Marketing of Medical Devices – ACI – Chicago, Illinois, “Codes of Ethics Outside of the U.S. – Addressing Sales and Marketing Practices Internationally,” 2006
Faculty/Lecturer, Critical Update on Internal and Government Investigations – Marcus Evans, “Preventing and Responding to Internal and External Theft and Vendor Fraud,” 2006
Faculty/Lecturer, Medical Device and Diagnostics Marketing Compliance Congress – Center for Business Intelligence, Washington D.C., “Challenges for the Device Industry with New State Laws,” 2006
Faculty/Lecturer, Pharmaceutical Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum –
Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum, Washington, D.C., “Compliance in a Highly Litigious
World: Creating Good Documents and Avoiding Bad Ones,” 2006
Faculty/Lecturer, Drug and Device Compliance Boot Camp – ACI, New York City, “Comparing the Company’s Sales Force Compliance Training Program to Competitive Programs,” 2007
Faculty/Lecturer, Anti-Corruption for Pharma & Life Sciences – ACI, New York City, “Managing FCPA Risks in the International Pharmaceutical Life Sciences Supply Chain –
Intermediaries, Distributors and Agents,” 2007
Faculty/Lecturer, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Compliance Congress and Best Practices Forum – Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum – Washington D.C., “Managing Risks with Third Parties and Strategic Partners Track: State Law Compliance – Managing Reporting
Risks Related to Third Party Vendors,” 2007
Faculty/Lecturer, Sales and Marketing of Medical Devices – ACI, Chicago, Illinois, “In House Strategy Session on Tracking Critical Compliance Challenges,” 2007
Faculty/Lecturer, National Medical Device Audio Conference: How the Recent Landmark $311Million Device Settlements Will Change Industry Practices, “The Manufacturer’s
Perspective,” 2008

Community and Business Activities

First Texas Council of Camp Fire, Inc., Secretary, Executive Committee and Board Member
Japan America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth, President, Executive Committee Member
Board Fort Worth Japanese Association, Board Member
Fort Worth Sister Cities International, Co-Chair Nagaoka, Board Member
Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, Secretary, Executive Committee, Board Member
American Heart Association, Fort Worth District Board Member
Junior Achievement, Bowlathon Chairman

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William T. Fitzgerald
Broude, Smith, Jennings, McGlinchey & Fitzgerald, P.C.
309 West 7th Street, Suite 1100
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817.335.1603 fax


University of Oklahoma School of Law
JD, 1986

Oxford University, Queens College
British Constitutional Law, European Community Law, 1984

Kettering University
Bachelor of Industrial Administration, 1983

Papers and Publications

Author, Thesis “Trim & Chassis Department Robotics” Kettering University, 1983
Contributor and Lecturer, SBA Seminar, “Construction Contractor’s Legal Handbook,” 1988
Faculty/Lecturer, National Business Institute, Seminar, “Foreclosure in Texas,” 1989
Co-Author, Drafting Committee, Advanced Medical Technology Association, Washington D.C.
“AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interaction with Health Care Professionals,” Original 2003,
Update 2005

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