General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

DeVry University

With almost 30 years of experience practicing law, Bill Caruso has expertise in supporting the legal needs of organizations in highly regulated industries.

Bill was appointed to his current role in March 2018 to establish and lead a legal and regulatory affairs organization for one of the largest private sector universities in North America in preparation for operation as a stand-alone entity. He is responsible for oversight of all legal matters, corporate governance and board support, government relations, internal audit, insurance and risk management, contracts management, corporate compliance and ethics, regulatory affairs and compliance, licensing and ombudsman services. DeVry University became a privately owned independent institution in December 2018.

Previously, Bill served as vice president, chief risk officer, Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) f/k/a DeVry Education Group (DVG), where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic risk management, internal audit, information governance and information security functions. Prior to that, Bill was the vice president, secretary and interim general counsel of DVG, after eight years with DVG providing dedicated legal support to several DVG institutions and managing the operations of DVG’s contract management organization and legal department.

Prior to joining DVG in 2009, Bill was vice president and assistant general counsel at CommScope, Inc., a global manufacturer of equipment for the telecommunications industry where he rebuilt and managed a legal team based in the U.S., Europe and Asia, responsible for commercial and compliance legal matters for business operations worldwide.

Bill also spent nearly a decade as a senior attorney at AT&T Inc., and several years at Caremark International, Inc., and 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.