William S. Elias II

William Elias, Executive Director, Chief Legal Officer I& Secretary of NTESS, LLC

Executive Director, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary of NTESS, LLC

William Elias is the Executive Director of the Legal Division and Chief Legal Officer for Sandia National Laboratories. He also serves as Corporate Secretary of NTESS, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. NTESS operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Will joined NTESS in May 2017 as part of the new leadership team at Sandia. Prior to joining NTESS, Will was General Counsel at Argonne National Laboratory, the nation’s oldest and preeminent multi-purpose national science laboratory, based in Illinois.

Before joining Argonne, Will was General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., an independent, nonprofit research and development laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Draper is primarily a contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, other national security agencies, and NASA. While at Draper, Will was also a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the Boston University School of Law, focusing on intellectual property and business strategy.

Will began his legal career as a judicial clerk for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and was an attorney in private practice with Ropes & Gray and Peabody & Brown. He received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude at the Boston University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University.

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