William D. Harazin is Counsel in the law firm of K&L Gates in its Raleigh Office and an Associate Professor in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He practices in the areas of Business, Corporate and International Law providing legal services to businesses, large and small. He teaches Law and International courses in the College of Textiles. His international involvement includes being a member of the North Carolina District Export Council, the former Chairman of the Board for the World Trade Center North Carolina and past President of the North Carolina World Trade Association. He regularly travels to foreign countries as the Delegation Leader for the annual NCSU College of Textiles “Doing Business Internationally” Program. He was the Delegation Leader of the Inaugural NCBA Attorney Exchange to Taiwan in 2006 and has participated as a Delegate on subsequent Exchanges. In addition, he is a past Chairman of the International Law and Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, the 2009 Recipient of the NCBA’s International Law & Practice Section John J. Dortch International Service Award and a 2006 member of the US Foreign Service Selection Board. He is a law graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Law and a graduate of Illinois State University.