Assistant Atty. Gen. Richard Willard, who led Reagan Administration efforts to begin testing some federal employees for use of drugs, said Tuesday that he will resign to join a private law firm.
Willard, 39, joined the Administration in 1981 as special counsel on intelligence policy to then-Atty. Gen. William French Smith. The next year, he was named deputy assistant attorney general. For the past three years he has headed the Justice Department’s civil division.