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Bill Prachar, Of Counsel

Bill has a 35-year career which has touched, in depth, virtually every aspect of corporate compliance – as an attorney, as a CEO, as a chief compliance officer, and as a developer of compliance training materials. Bill specializes in the organizational aspects of compliance, helping clients through the practical problems associated with making compliance programs work effectively in the corporate setting. Bill has extensive experience with companies involved in government contracting, and with companies in the healthcare field, two of the areas most impacted by developments in compliance law and regulation. Bill is a frequent speaker on ethics and compliance issues and has lectured at UCLA, The Wharton School, and Cornell University.

Bill was a member of the CSLG partnership from 2005 through 2015.  He now serves the firm as Of Counsel.  Prior to joining CSLG, Bill served as the Vice President of Business Ethics and Compliance for Waste Management, the world’s largest private provider of waste services. At Waste Management Bill successfully integrated a strong ethics and compliance program into the turn-around strategy the new Chairman brought to a company that experienced Enron-like problems in the late 1990’s. He was actively involved in the Sarbanes/Oxley compliance process while at Waste Management. Prior to joining Waste Management in May 2000, Bill was involved in designing and marketing Web-based compliance training materials for a West Coast company. He served as Coordinator for the Defense Industry Initiative (DII) for a year and one-half, and prior to that was Vice President of Business Ethics and Compliance for Teledyne, Inc.

Prior to becoming actively involved in the ethics side of business, Bill spent his early career as a lawyer for Teledyne and later served eight years as the Chairman and CEO of American Ecology, a publicly traded, national nuclear, hazardous, and solid waste services company. Bill also practiced compliance law while Of Counsel to the law firm of Howrey & Simon in the late ‘90s.

Bill’s undergraduate degree is from Stanford University and he has a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall.  He is admitted to practice in California (active).  

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