Elected Member

Liza Ilona Karsai

Chicago, IL
University of California, Los Angeles
Pepperdine University School of Law

Liza Karsai is the Executive Director of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a national law group headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The ULC comprises more than 350 practicing attorneys, judges, law professors, legislators, and other state officials – all lawyers – appointed by every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws designed to solve problems common to all states.

As Executive Director, Ms. Karsai supervises the ULC’s staff; oversees the work of ULC drafting committees; oversees fundraising for the ULC; serves as liaison to other organizations, such as the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association (ABA); and participates in and advises on the international efforts of the ULC.

Ms. Karsai has been on the faculty of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, since 2007, tenured in 2013, as an associate professor with primary teaching responsibilities in advanced evidence, civil procedure, environmental law, products liability, torts, and scholarly writing and editing.

From 1993 until 2007, Ms. Karsai was an attorney at Kaye Scholer LLP in Los Angeles and New York, becoming an equity partner in 2002. Her career focused on complex litigation, including environmental, product liability, and antitrust litigation; white collar criminal defense; international litigation; and national counsel representation in multi-district litigation that included direct oversight of more than one hundred local lawyers as well as firm associates.

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Areas of Expertise
Complex Litigation
Environmental Law
Products Liability (Tort Law)