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

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

Barbara Healy Smith joined the Office of General Counsel in February 2013, after 13 years in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she handled both defensive and affirmative litigation and served as the office’s Ethics Advisor.

At Northeastern she focuses on compliance and regulatory matters, working closely with the Compliance, Risk Management, and Internal Audit Departments to provide advice and promote best practices across the University. She has consulted and provided support on policy development and revision in a wide range of areas from Research to Environmental Health & Safety to Institutional Governance and Integrity.

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Barbara was a partner in the trial department at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. She is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and earned an MAT from Brown University. She earned her law degree here at Northeastern, and then clerked for Justice Neil Lynch of the Supreme Judicial Court. A former high school English teacher, Barbara serves on the Board of First Literacy, a nonprofit organization that raises public awareness and private funds to support adult basic education, and was a founding board member of Discovering Justice.