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Karnik Doukmetzian


General Counsel

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Practice areas:  General corporate matters, commercial transactions and non-profit law.  Areas of emphasis include corporate governance, General Conference institutions, legal reviews, litigation management, counsel to General Conference and Division officers and institutions. 

Mr. Doukmetzian was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Toronto, Ontario.  He graduated from York University in Toronto, Ontario with an honors bachelor's degree in Strategic Studies.  In 1982 he earned his law degree from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.  He is licensed to practice law in both the United States and Canada.  He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the State Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Tennessee.  He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, Canadian Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

He was appointed General Counsel in 2009.  Before joining the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Doukmetzian worked for Adventist Risk Management for 12 years as Claims Counsel, and as Vice President responsible for the Legal Services, Claims, Captive Underwriting and Risk Placement Departments.  Before joining ARM, he was General Counsel, and Trust Services and Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Director for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Canada.