Bill Lieblich serves as deputy chief counsel of the NAAG Center for Tobacco and Public Health, with responsibility for coordinating the states’ enforcement of the Master Settlement Agreement’s (MSA) public health provisions. As part of that role, he has provided assistance to states in cases brought against Participating Manufacturers for violating those provisions. He has also been responsible for coordinating the states’ successful defense of the MSA and related statutes against more than 20 litigation challenges based on various constitutional and antitrust theories. Prior to joining the NAAG staff in 2000, he worked in private practice at a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in international law and arbitration and complex litigation in federal and state courts. Bill also worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser from 1967 to 1972. There he was responsible for providing legal advice on matters relating to U.S. foreign relations. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University in 1964, and his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1967. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.