Bill Corcoran is the Director Emeritus of the Metzger Rule of Law Initiative of the Partnership for Transparency in Washington, DC.  A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he served as a federal prosecutor with the Criminal Division of the U S Department of Justice and for 15 years prosecuted public officials for the commission of federal crimes, including public corruption.  He was an instructor for 25 years at the U S Department of Justice Advocacy Institute.  After serving with the Justice Department, he served for five years as Counsel, United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics.