Areas of Practice

As the practice of higher education law continues to evolve and become more complex, the Office of the General Counsel has recognized that its attorneys specialize in certain legal subject matters.
The following legal subject areas are not intended to be inclusive of all legal issues that may arise, but are intended to be a guide to our attorney resources for certain specialty areas. The list of areas of specialty may change and develop over time, as may the attorneys assigned to practice in the various areas highlighted.
By virtue of the size and the sophistication of the University’s activities, many of our attorneys provide advice on a variety of legal issues. In certain instances, we seek additional advice and representation from outside firms. Please contact us to get in touch with our attorneys.

Academic Affairs/Faculty Matters

Lisa Sinclair
Jamie Weiler
Kelsey Montgomery
Jigisha Patel

Academic Licensing

Jigisha Patel

Athletics

Jamie Weiler
Ellen Rubin
Lisa Sinclair

Affirmative Action/Diversity Initiatives

Scott Merrill
Kelsey Montgomery
Lisa Sinclair

Business Affairs

Ellen Rubin
Michael Glover
Lisa Sinclair
Robert Leahy
Andy Curtin
John Crowley
David Bibb

Computer/Internet Law/Social Media

Andrew Curtin

Contracts/Transactions

Michael Glover
Ellen Rubin
Andrew Curtin
Rob Leahy
John Crowley
David Bibb
Alicia Maziarz

Employment Matters

Lisa Sinclair
Jamie Weiler
Kelsey Montgomery
Alicia Maziarz

Employee and Labor Engagement

Scott Merrill
Kelsey Montgomery

Enrollment Management/Student Affairs

Jamie Weiler
Lisa Sinclair
Jigisha Patel

Environmental Compliance

Lisa Sinclair

Export Control

Rob Leahy
John Crowley
Jigisha Patel

FERPA, Privacy and Confidentiality

Jamie Weiler
Lisa Sinclair

General Higher Education Law

Lisa Sinclair
Jamie Weiler
Alicia Maziarz

Governance/Board Matters

Lisa Sinclair

Health Care/HIPAA

Human Subjects Research

Rob Leahy
Lisa Sinclair
John Crowley

Immigration

Jigisha Patel
Laura Black

Information Security

Lisa Sinclair

Intellectual Property

Andy Curtin
David Bibb
Rob Leahy
John Crowley

International Relationships

Jigisha Patel
Ellen Rubin
Lisa Sinclair
Laura Black

Litigation and Dispute Management

Lisa Sinclair
Jamie Weiler
Scott Merrill
Kelsey Montgomery
Alicia Maziarz

 

Protection of University Name/Assets

Andy Curtin
David Bibb

Real Estate/Construction

Michael Glover
David Bibb

Regulatory Matters

Lisa Sinclair
Jigisha Patel

Research Issues

Rob Leahy
John Crowley
Andy Curtin
Ellen Rubin

Risk Management

Lisa Sinclair
Kelsey Montgomery

Student Conduct

Jamie Weiler
Lisa Sinclair

Trusts and Estates/Charitable Giving

Title IX

Jamie Weiler
Lisa Sinclair

University Policy Review/Development

Lisa Sinclair
Audrey Evans
Kelsey Montgomery

Contact Us

Office of the General Counsel
360 Huntington Avenue – 301 CP
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Phone: 617-373-2157
Fax: 617-373-8090

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