Welcome to the Office of the General Counsel

The “OGC” has responsibility for all legal matters affecting the University. Our goal is to provide the best legal advice and counsel, tempered by experience and judgment, to our colleagues and business partners who are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the University.

Who We Are

The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for all aspects of the legal representation of Northeastern University and strives to be proactive in meeting the University’s legal needs.
The Office centralizes and coordinates all legal services at the University, provides legal advice, guidance, and services to all senior University officials and their departments, and promotes a forum in which legal issues can be addressed and resolved, if possible, in a fair, speedy and thoughtful manner. The Office participates in the creation and implementation of University policies on a wide range of matters that may have legal components to ensure consistent legal analysis and coordination of substantive decision-making.