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

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

Jigisha Patel is the Senior Counsel and Chief Advisor – Global at Northeastern University. She joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2007 and represents the University in a broad array of immigration and international matters, and on complex issues relating to the operation of the university and higher education in general. Specifically, Jigisha strategically advises the university on global initiatives, international students, international hiring/employment, international programs, and global compliance and regulatory matters, including U.S. sanctions and embargoes. Prior to joining Northeastern’s legal team, Jigisha served as an associate attorney for immigration law firms in Boston, Massachusetts and Phoenix, Arizona.

Jigisha is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and earned her law degree from New England Law and her undergraduate degree in political science from Arizona State University.  She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Regis College, and as a committee member of the Boston Bar Association’s In-House Forum Advisory Committee and the Colleges and Universities Steering Committee. In the past, she has served on AILA’s National Student and Scholar Committee and the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston’s Board of Directors.