Deputy General Counsel
William Kruse is the Deputy General Counsel for CFA Institute. He is a global corporate counsel with experience handling complex legal issues in difficult international jurisdictions. He brings to bear both military and corporate leadership experience with an ability to facilitate management objectives while protecting stakeholders from adverse risk outcomes.
William Kruse was formally Gallup’s Regulatory Compliance Officer and in-house legal counsel, who worked primarily with Gallup’s government clients. He was also a board member of Gallup's government contracting subsidiary and the legal advisor to Gallup’s Institutional Review Board.
He is a litigation and regulatory compliance attorney with more than a decade of experience in U.S. acquisition regulations contracting and procurement.
Mr. Kruse is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and has served as Chair of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Corporate Counsel Committee. He is also a member of the ABA TIPS Corporate Counsel Outreach Task Force, the TIPS Book Editorial Board and of the ABA TIPS General Committee Board.
Mr. Kruse is the author of several articles published in legal and business publications, including the International In-House Counsel Journal and Ethikos. He has presented at legal and business conferences, meetings, teleconferences, and webinars on topics ranging from procurement, white collar and corporate crime, ethics compliance, and business codes of conduct.
Mr. Kruse received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his juris doctorate from Florida International University. He attended law school while serving on active duty in the United States Coast Guard, graduating seventh in his class.