News release from U.S. Attorney’s Office, East Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – William C Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, has submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama effective Dec. 5, 2015. He is joining a national law firm.
Mr. Killian was sworn into office Oct. 4, 2010, after nomination by President Barack Obama and unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate. He served on the following subcommittees of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee: Terrorism and National Security, Civil Rights and Healthcare Fraud Working Group.
“U.S. Attorney Bill Killian has served the people of the Eastern District of Tennessee, and all Americans, with extraordinary distinction,” said Attorney General Loretta Lynch. “Under Bill’s outstanding leadership, his office secured landmark settlements in corporate and healthcare fraud cases; worked tirelessly to curb the illegal distribution of prescription drugs; joined local partners in combatting violent crime; and took aggressive action against illegal firearms. In guiding these and many other actions, Bill displayed impeccable judgment, impressive skill, and an unerring sense of fairness. Thanks to his dedicated service, the United States is a safer and more just place. I commend him on a job well done, and wish him the best as he begins the next chapter of his career.”