William Hurlock

    William Hurlock is the managing partner of Mueller Law. Bill is a trial attorney focusing on False Claims Act, mass tort, product liability and commercial litigation. He has experience in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals. Bill has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Top Attorneys lists and featured in the American Lawyer Magazine and the Corporate Crime Reporter. Bill served as lead attorney in several health care False Claims Act cases resulting in significant recoveries on behalf of the United States. In addition, he successfully obtained releases of wrongly incarcerated inmates in pro bono matters.

    Bill represented clients in class action and national mass tort multi-district cases. Before moving to New Jersey, Bill was a federal prosecutor serving as an Associate Independent Counsel for the Office of Independent Counsel David M. Barrett investigating allegations concerning the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.

    Prior to becoming an attorney, Bill served on the staff of two additional Offices of Independent Counsel – James C. McKay investigating allegations concerning the Attorney General of the United States and Donald C. Smaltz investigating allegations concerning the Secretary of Agriculture. He also worked for a United States Congressman and a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.

    From 2002 to 2013, Bill served as an adjunct professor teaching Healthcare Law, Legal Research and Writing and writing-related courses at Seton Hall Law School. He also served as an officer and barrister in the Arthur T. Vanderbilt American Inn of Court.

    In May 2012, the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey elected Bill to serve as the First Ward Councilor on the town council. In May 2016, he was reelected as the only First Ward Councilor to run unopposed in Montclair’s history. He is also a member of several local and community boards. Bill published numerous articles and served on several panels relating to healthcare law and litigation issues.


    Oral Argument from the US Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, FCA case:



    • University of London, dean’s list
    • American University, B.S., dean’s list
    • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • Senior Articles Editor American University International Law Review


    Admitted to Practice

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • District of Columbia
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
    • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
    • United States District Court, District of Columbia
    • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
    • United States District Court, Northern District of New York
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court, Western District of New York
    • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


    Professional/Community Affiliations

    • Seton Hall Law School, Adjunct Professor
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Elected Township of Montclair Deputy Mayor 2016 – 2017
    • Elected Township of Montclair First Ward Councilor two consecutive terms 2012 – Present
    • Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation Advisory Committee Member 2004 – 2010
    • Member Board of Directors American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey 2016 – Present
    • Member Board of Directors Montclair YMCA 2013 – 2016
    • Member Board of Directors National Youth Recovery Foundation 2016 – Present
    • Member Board of Trustees Outpost in the Burbs 2012 – 2015
    • Member Editorial Board Sobol & Co. Fraud and Forensic Group 2012 – Present
    • Member Montclair Board of School Estimate 2012 – Present
    • Vice Chair St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Charity Golf Outing 2010 – 2011
    • Vice President and Barrister, Arthur T. Vanderbilt American Inn of Court 2002 – 2006
    • Vice President Board of Trustees Newark Presbytery 2007 – 2012



    • Thomas Reuters Service: New Jersey Super Lawyers 2012
    • New Jersey Monthly: Top Attorneys 2012
    • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review BV Rating
    • Who’s Who American Law Students 1998


    Selected Publications

      • Learning About the “Learned Intermediary” Doctrine and Its Application to Certain Product Liability Cases, Sobol & Co. Newsletter (June 26, 2017).


      • To Cross the Delaware: When is a New Jersey Corporate Client Subject to the Jurisdiction of a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court?, Sobol & Co. Newsletter (July 15, 2016).


      • Has the Third Circuit Effectively Eliminated the Original Source Exception to the Federal False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar?, Sobol & Co. Newsletter (Aug. 24,


      • How Group Paid and Pharmacy Benefit Data Can Address Wasteful and Abusive Healthcare Practices, Sobol & Co. Newsletter (Sept. 19, 2014).


      • An Anatomy of a False Claims Act Case, Sobol & Co. Newsletter (Mar. 15, 2013).


      • Detecting Waste and Abuse in Health Care Spending, Law360, NY (Aug. 3, 2011).


      • Cut Health Care Abuse by Stepping Up Review of Paid Claims, Pharmacy Data Practices, N.J. Law J. Vol. 204 No. 11 (June 13, 2011).


      • Under the False Claims Act’s Public Disclosure Bar, Does the Nature of the Documents Matter? 5 ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 38 (2011).


      • The Need for Healthcare Audits: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You, 65 Emp. Benefit Plan. Rev. 5 (2010).


      • Revisiting the Public Disclosure Bar and Its Original Source Exception, 43 False Cl. Act and Qui Tam Q. Rev. 111 (2006).


      • The Public Disclosure Bar and the Original Source Exception, 40 False Cl. Act and Qui Tam Q. Rev. 12 (2006).


      • The International Court of Justice: Effectively Providing a Long Overdue Remedy for Ending State Sponsored Genocide, 12 Am. U. J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 299 (1997).



    Selected Speaking Engagements

    • American Society for Law Medicine and Ethics, Newark, New Jersey 2010.
    • Celestial Space Radio, Healthcare Law, Bloomfield, New Jersey 2016.
    • Conscious Media Festival, Whistleblower Litigation, Austin, Texas 2017.
    • International Claims Association, Orlando, Florida 2012.
    • Sobol & Co. Litigator’s Roundtable, Livingston, New Jersey 2013.
    • Taxpayer’s Against Fraud Education Fund, Annual Conference, Washington D.C. 2005, 2006, 2012.