G. William Beard is senior technician reviewer and significant bankruptcy case coordinator for the Office of Associate Chief Counsel, Procedure and Administration, of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. Since arriving at Chief Counsel in 1998, he has focused on bankruptcy law and the IRS's bankruptcy procedures, receiving many awards. Mr. Beard has drafted, or contributed to, numerous items of published guidance, including IRS rulings on setoffs in bankruptcy and the effect of bankruptcy on innocent spouse relief. He also led the Chief Counsel's bankruptcy school for many years, and has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 2007. Previously, Mr. Beard clerked in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio's Western Division from 1994-98. He received his B.S. from Ohio State University and his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law.