William F. Ferreira | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

William F. Ferreira

Partner Global Regulatory

Ferreira William

William F. Ferreira
Ferreira William
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Bill Ferreira heads the firm's Global Government Contracts and Education Practice. 

As a leader on government grants, contracts, and international projects, Bill helps companies, universities, hospitals, academic medical centers, and organizations doing business with the U.S. government and abroad.

Plugged into federal grants and contracts, Bill works extensively on federal award compliance and investigations, domestically and internationally. He guides organizations across the compliance landscape, advising on foreign influence, cost accounting, research misconduct, conflicts of interest, human subjects, False Claims Act matters, and compliance with the OMB Uniform Guidance and Federal Acquisition Regulation. In addition to clinical trial agreements and commercialization initiatives, Bill has handled groundbreaking scientific research collaborations nationally and internationally. 

Drawing on deep experience with global operations, Bill's team has guided campuses in Asia, public health projects in Africa, and academic programs in the Middle East. His work extends to innovative online education and telemedicine programs around the world. On-the-ground practical experience across dozens of countries informs Bill's solutions to the challenges of global regulation, international employment, foreign expansion, and transnational contracts. Bill has guided many of the most dynamic research, development, and academic sites across the globe, including high profile projects in the Global South and the Persian Gulf. 

Bill serves on the firm's Africa leadership team and speaks regularly about strategic issues at the forefront of globalization of higher education, scientific research, and government grants.

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Representative experience

Advising several institutions on foreign influence investigations and enforcement, including financial conflicts of interest, outside professional activity, and disclosure of foreign activity. 

Leading an investigation into federal grant effort reporting and research compliance at a prominent institution. 

Guiding the establishment of offices and branch sites across Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.

Launching international telemedicine and patient care programs in more than 60 countries.

Guiding a multistate medical institution to investigate and disclose whistleblower allegations of unallowable costs under federal awards.

Leading a compliance team to review an organization's global collaborations and affiliations, making recommendations to leadership, and implementing enhancements to advance regulatory compliance.

Handling establishment of more than 40 public health projects in Africa, including contractual relationships with host governments, local employment relationships, and federal award compliance.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame, summa cum laude
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • Member, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association



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