|Affiliation:||United States government|
David Palmer administration
|Profession:||Secretary of State|
Nolan and Russian Foreign Minister Gregory Petrovic arranged a secret summit at the Hotel Long Beach to discuss the Chechen Liberation Front. On their arrival, they were captured and held hostage by CLF leader Imran Geshayev. Nolan attempted to reason with his captors, but was unsuccessful.
Geshayev cut off Nolan's index finger and gave it to the press, threatening to return him one piece at a time unless his demands were met. Jack Bauer rescued both Nolan and Petrovic from the penthouse of the hotel.
- William Nolan: How long have we been friends? I'll tell you how long. Since before our countries were friends. This is a good plan.