Areas of Practice

The lawyers in the Office of the General Counsel have many years of practice experience and are at the same time generalists handling a variety of legal matters and specialists in one or more areas of the law. The matters handled by the office encompass a broad spectrum of law practice. Each lawyer has developed close working relationships with and individual responsibility for particular schools, offices or units of the University. Among other responsibilities, OGC lawyers represent the University before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, draft and negotiate contracts involving the University, review proposed University policies and procedures, advise University personnel on compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and supervise the activities of outside counsel when such specialized services are deemed necessary. The office’s principal areas of practice are as follows:

Academic Affairs
Alumni Affairs
Athletics
Business Ventures
Campus Police and Security
Charitable Giving
Commercial Transactions
Communications and Media
Construction
Corporate
Discrimination
Distance Learning
Employee Benefits
Employment
Environmental Health and Safety
Export Controls
Faculty Matters
FERPA/Privacy
Financings
Government Regulation
Health Services
Housing/Residence Life
Immigration
Information Technology
Institutional Asset Management
Intellectual Property (including Copyright, Trademark)
Labor Relations
Litigation
Overseas Programs
Private Equity
Real Estate
Regulatory Compliance
Risk Management/Insurance
Sponsored Research
Student Affairs
Tax
Technology Transfer
Trusts and Estates
Trustee Matters/Non-Profit Governance
University Policies
Zoning