Raymond Wyrsch Headshot

Academic Area

  • Strategy, Management, and Operations
  • School

  • Busch School of Business
  • Expertise

  • Legal accounting
  • Business organizations law
  • Professor Wyrsch is a Distinguished Lecturer here in the Business and Economics School, and he teaches the following business law courses: Commercial Transactions (MGT 321), Business Organizations and Property Rights (MGT 322), The Legal and Policy Aspects of Government Regulation of Business (MGT 371), The Legal Aspects of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (ACCT 480, 580). He also teaches similar law courses as a Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington University Law School. For many years Prof. Wyrsch was a Distinguished Lecturer at the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, where he specialized in business organizations law (corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies) and legal accounting and finance. Professor Wyrsch received many teaching awards and recognitions during his years at the Law School.

    Prof. Wyrsch graduated from Seton Hall University (B.S.) in 1967. After completing military service he entered law school, graduating from the University of Houston School of Law in 1972. He has also received a Masters in Law (L.L.M.) from the George Washington University School of Law (Corporation Law, 1977), and a Masters in Business (M.B.A.) from the George Washington University, School of Business (1982).

    Prof. Wyrsch served as an officer in the U.S. Army (3rd Infantry Division), as a Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander and a Division Procurement / Supply Officer (1967-1969). Following his graduation from law school Prof. Wyrsch worked for the Office of General Counsel, the Government Accountability Office, as a Senior Attorney for almost 30 years (1972-2001). He specialized in issues of national security, intelligence, international affairs, the defense industry, as well as government budgeting, accounting and financial matters.

    Throughout most of his professional career Prof. Wyrsch had taught business law-related courses as an Adjunct Professor, both at Catholic and several other D.C. area universities
    (George Washington, Georgetown, American and Howard).

    Prof. Wyrsch retired in 2001 to in order to devote more time to working with business students and law students to prepare for and excel in their respective professional careers. In 2001 Catholic appointed Prof. Wyrsch as a Distinguished Lecturer (full time), and he also teaches as a Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington University Law School and Howard University Law School. Prof. Wyrsch also teaches law courses in the American Law Program, which is a program co-sponsored by the Catholic Law School and the Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland).

    Prof. Wyrsch is currently a member of the following sections of the American Bar Association: the Business Law Section and the Litigation Section..

    On the personal side, Prof. Wyrsch and his wife Claire were married in 1968 and have two children, Kara, an attorney, and Michael, a career officer in the U.S. Marine Corp. For many years Prof. Wyrsch had worked in various leadership, volunteer positions in local government, community service, and youth sports organizations.