William B. Schultz
William B. Schultz is the Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As the Deputy Commissioner,
Mr. Schultz oversees the Agency’s policy development activities
and the processing of all FDA regulations. He is the principal
advisor to the Commissioner on policy matters before the Agency
and bears primary responsibility for coordinating FDA’s policies
with other government agencies and countries. He also oversees
implementation of the President’s Tobacco Initiative and the
development of the Agency policy positions on legislative matters
before Congress.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Schultz served as Counsel to the
House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, which was
chaired by Congressman Henry A. Waxman of California. Mr.
Schultz was the Counsel principally responsible for the following
laws: Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990; Saf? Medical
Devices Act of 1990; the Prescription Drug User Fee Act of 1992;
Generic Drug Enforcement Act of 1992; and DES Education and
Research Amendments of 1992.
Prior to becoming Counsel to the Subcommittee, Mr. Schultz was a
Senior Attorney at Pμblic Citizen Litigation Group, where he
litigated cases in state and federal court (at all levels) on a
variety of issues, including food and drug law, automobile
safety, nuclear power, voting rights and anti-trust. He also
represented Public Citizen before Congress and has written a
number of articles, principally on food and drug law issues.
Between 1982 and 1996, he was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown
University Law Center, where he taught civil Litigation and Food
and Drug Law.
Mr. Schultz served as a Law Clerk to United states District Judge
William B. Bryant.
He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School
and his B.A. from Yale University.