Vice President and General Counsel

Erika Geetter

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Erika Geetter CroppedErika Geetter joined the Office of the General Counsel in July 1996 and served as Deputy General Counsel from July 2011 through September 2013, when she became Vice President and General Counsel. As Vice President and General Counsel, Ms. Geetter is the University’s chief legal officer and a member of the President’s senior leadership team. She advises the University’s Board of Trustees, President, and senior administration on a wide variety of legal matters involving the University. She is also responsible for the supervision of all legal matters, including litigation, handled by OGC and outside counsel. Ms. Geetter’s principal areas of practice at OGC are faculty and staff employment, student affairs, student health, academic affairs, and regulatory and research compliance. Ms. Geetter came to Boston University after several years as a lawyer with the Metropolitan Legal Department in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to that time, she was a lawyer with the Legal Services of Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ms. Geetter graduated in 1985 summa cum laude with a B.A. from Yale University and received her J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School in 1989, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. After law school, she was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Savannah, Georgia. She is a member of the Steering Committee and a past Co-Chair of the College and University Law Section of the Boston Bar Association.

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