Bill served as a member of the Governor’s Energy Task Force, responsible for shaping California’s strategy in responding to the 2001 electricity crisis. He was California’s lead negotiator in the effort to renegotiate the multibillion-dollar energy contracts the state entered into in early 2001. His efforts resulted in greatly improved contract terms with future savings to the state in excess of $5 billion over the life of the contracts. Bill was also a member of the California Electricity Oversight Board, after being appointed by Gov. Davis in 2002.
From 1997–2000, Bill served as special assistant to the legal adviser for the US Department of State in Washington, D.C. From 2000–2001, he served as senior adviser for international economic policy at the White House National Economic Council.
Articles in the National Law Review database by William D. Kissinger