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Bill Karazsia

Bill Karazsia

Bio and Research:

Bill Karazsia never got anywhere on his looks, so a life of focused study and hard work was his last best hope. After earning a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2005, he joined an international law firm in New York and applied his language skills and aversion to specialization to the dispute and transactional needs of large Italian industrial concerns. Drawn to the variety and "what next" suspense of a blended practice, he left the law firm life as a Managing Associate and joined the in-house ranks.

Today Bill is Assistant General Counsel at the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit organization serving the higher education community as the nation's trusted source for education verification and student outcomes research. As a director-level member of a world-class senior management team, he is dedicated to an embodied, commitment-based approach to organizational management. Bill's portfolio at the Clearinghouse spans the commercial contract, information privacy, strategic transaction, and corporate governance domains. He earned his Certified US Information Privacy Professional credential earlier this year and has begun studying for the EU certification exam.

Since 2010 Bill has been serving as a co-chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) Nonprofit and Associations Forum. He has developed the curriculum for over twenty legal education seminars, co-chaired three advanced lawyers conferences, and presented material as a participant on six different panels. His presentations typically cover current issues in contracts and nonprofit governance. This fall he and three other practitioners will discuss Contract Management Best Practices for Nonprofit and Small-Department Lawyers at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Bill keeps himself very busy during the work week, but is honored to save time for teaching because no other activity brings him greater professional satisfaction. On weekends he always saves time for napping.