Deputy Director, Legal Resource Center for Public Health PolicyPhone: (410) 706-0580
William Tilburg, JD, is Deputy Director of the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy (LRC) based at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. William also serves as senior staff attorney with the Network for Public Health Law – Eastern Region. In both of these roles he provides technical legal assistance on a broad spectrum of public health issues to state and local legislators, health officials, and non-government organizations in Maryland and throughout the Northeast. William has authored legal synopses on local authority to restrict the sale of tobacco products and regulating tobacco products based on pack size for the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, and filed petitions and public comments to the Food and Drug Administration requesting the agency regulate cigars and other non-cigarette tobacco products and reject tobacco manufacturer applications seeking designation as modified risk tobacco products. William is also an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and University of Maryland School of Public Health, where he teaches courses on oral advocacy and health law and ethics. His focus areas include tobacco control, injury prevention and safety, obesity prevention, environmental public health, and public health statutory and regulatory information.
William graduated with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2011, where he received an environmental law certificate and served as a member of the moot court team that won the 2010 Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school William spent several years working in asset management in Boston, MA. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from Providence College in 2005.