William Bock, KGR partner, is known as one of the United States’ leading anti-doping attorneys. As General Counsel for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Bock has honed his legal skills while advocating for clean sport. He recently participated in a question and answer session with The Indiana Lawyer, as part of its Leadership in Law series.
If you could take a sabbatical from the law for a year to work your fantasy job, what job would you choose?
Ski instructor, to enjoy the outdoors and become a better skier than I am currently.
If you could meet and spend a day with one lawyer from history, who would it be and why?
John Adams, to ask him about pivotal moments from the Revolutionary era.
What civic cause is the most important to you?
Protection of the fundamental liberties set forth in the Bill of Rights.
If you could pick a theme song to describe your life, what would it be?
“Chariots of Fire.” It doesn’t need to work out the way you plan it, you just need to keep the faith.
In life or law, what bugs you?
When I take someone for granted or forget to thank them for something they have done for me. Happens too often.
What advice would you give your 25-year-old self?
Buy Microsoft. Sell high. Buy Apple.
If a drink or sandwich were to be named after you, what would it be called and what would be in it?
“The Mountain Goat” – rye bread, turkey, ham and spicy mustard.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Mind reader. It would be great for marriage, parenting and a lot of other stuff!
Would a world without 24/7 technology be a good or bad thing?
Bad. You can’t go back.
Numerous TV shows center around lawyers and their practices. Are any of them close to realistic?
What class in law school did you find the most difficult?
Labor Law. It started at 8 a.m. during my last semester, third year.