Title: Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Adtalem Global Education

With more than 25 years of experience practicing law, Bill Caruso has expertise in supporting the legal needs of organizations in highly regulated industries. As chief risk officer for Adtalem Global Education (ATGE), he is responsible for building and continuously improving the organization’s strategic risk management function, including ensuring maintenance of world-class global internal audits, information governance and information security functions. He sets the strategic risk management vision of ATGE with the goal of implementing controls that reduce, transfer or mitigate significant risks to the organization.
Previously, Caruso served as the vice president, secretary and interim general counsel of DeVry Education Group (DVG), coordinating and managing the delivery of legal services to all DVG institutions. With more than eight years at DVG Legal, he provided dedicated legal support to DeVry Medical International and its institutions, the Advanced Academics business unit and Integrated Education Solutions, DVG’s Online Program Management startup. He was also responsible for managing the operations of DVG’s contract management organization and legal department.
Prior to joining DVG in 2009, Caruso was vice president and assistant general counsel at CommScope, Inc., a global manufacturer of equipment for the telecommunications industry. He rebuilt and managed legal teams based in the U.S., Europe and Asia, who were responsible for commercial and compliance legal matters for business operations worldwide.
Caruso also spent nearly a decade as a senior attorney at AT&T Inc., four years at Caremark International, Inc., and three years at JonesDay in Chicago, where he began his legal career.
Bill holds a bachelor of arts in political science with Honors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business.
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