Prior to forming Cartesian, Bill served as Managing Director and General Counsel of AIGCP. Prior to joining AIGCP in 1997, Bill practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton, specializing in international private equity investment and Russian corporate and securities laws. While at Debevoise & Plimpton, Bill advised a number of clients active in both direct and secondary investments. Bill also served as a consultant to the World Bank on the regulation of Foreign Direct Investment in emerging markets. Bill is a graduate of the University of Montana, and received an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a JD from Harvard Law School.