Represents Quinnipiac as its chief legal officer, serving as the legal representative of and a senior advisor to the President, the Board of Trustees, executive officers, faculty, and senior staff.
Provides comprehensive legal counsel, representation, and oversight on the wide range of legal matters affecting Quinnipiac University
Provides advice to all University academic and staff leaders on legal and regulatory matters related to Quinnipiacs activities, transactional matters, dispute resolution, human resources, investigations, and policy formulation, and conducts all necessary and appropriate related legal work
The General Counsel is the sole official (in addition to the President) authorized to engage or approve the engagement of outside counsel on behalf of the university
Representative areas of law routinely addressed include governance, labor and employment, civil rights (including Title IX and FERPA), tax, real estate, land use and property law, investments, contracts, financing transactional work, complex gifts, research and cooperative agreements, technology licensing, intellectual property, cultural property, collective bargaining, and litigation
Protects Quinnipiacs institutional integrity, extending to best practices, potential liability, and matters that present substantial institutional risk, advising on issues that present risk of impairment of Quinnipiacs reputation, legal status as a tax-exempt organization, or financial condition
Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and rules enforced by U.S. federal, state, and local regulators and appropriate global regulators, developing good relationships with relevant regulators
Establishes a service-oriented office of legal affairs and then leads, coordinates, and manages provision of legal services across Quinnipiac
Selects and supervises outside legal counsel, including in transactions, contracting, litigation, and regulatory matters
Serves as an ally in advancing innovative university ideas and practices, while addressing any legal concerns
Oversees the status of the university as a tax-exempt organization
Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus. For more information, please visit our website.