Bill Hurlock, the managing partner of Mueller Law, is a trial attorney specializing in litigating False Claims Act (qui tam), product liability, commercial litigation and mass tort cases. Hurlock is experienced in all aspects of litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals. In addition, he represents clients in class action and national mass tort multi-district cases.
He served as the lead attorney in several health care False Claims Act cases that have resulted in significant recoveries on the United States’ behalf and represents individual relators (qui tam) as part of these lawsuits.
While in Washington, D.C., Hurlock served on the staffs of three offices of independent counsel: David M. Barret, investigating allegations concerning the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, where he served as a federal prosecutor; James C. McKay, investigating allegations concerning the United States Attorney General; and Donald C. Smaltz, investigating allegations concerning the United States 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, Hurlock served as an adjunct professor teaching health care law and legal research and writing at Seton Hall Law School. He was an officer and barrister in the Arthur T. Vanderbilt American Inn of Court, an association of lawyers and judges designed to promote legal excellence in litigation.
In addition, Hurlock is the elected First Ward Councilor for Montclair, New Jersey, and is a member of several local and community boards.
• False Claims Act, including qui tam
• Commercial Litigation
• Mass Tort
• Product Liability
• J.D., law, cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law
• B.S., political science and justice, American University
• University of London
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
• New Jersey
• New York
• District of Columbia
• United States Supreme Court
• United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits
• United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
• United States District Court for the District of Columbia
• United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
• United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
• United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
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, 2015).
How Group Paid and Pharmacy Benefit Data Can Address Wasteful and Abusive Healthcare Practices, Sobol & Co. Newsletter (Sept. 19, 2014).
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).