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  • General Counsel

  • The Office of the General Counsel ("OGC") at the The New School offers advice, guidance, and services in support of the university's goals. The OGC offers legal representation, drafts and reviews contracts, and manages litigation matters and legal risk to all parts of the university. The OGC provides legal counsel in decision-making to the president, executive vice president and COO, provost, vice presidents, deans and directors. We are also responsible for reviewing and coordinating compliance with complex government regulations covering students and employees, and all general regulations involving educational institutions or private universities.

    The Office is headed by the chief legal and human resources officer who manages the legal department of the university and serves as the chief legal advisor to the trustees, president of the university, and senior management team. Each university attorney is committed to providing legal support to The New School community, and is capable of handling a wide variety of legal issues, but specialize in a particular area of knowledge. All attorneys within the OGC act on behalf of senior staff and managers in administrative hearings, while monitoring and analyzing the complexities of current, proposed, or pending laws, regulations, and other developments that affect New School constituencies.

    Principle Areas of the Office's Practice
    Academic AffairsIntellectual Property
    Academic AffiliationsLabor and Employment
    Affirmative Action and Non-DiscriminationLitigation - Internal Investigations
    Charitable GivingPersonal Injury - Tort Defense
    Commercial Transactions
    Real Estate and Land Use
    ConstructionRecords Access and Privacy
    Copyright and Publishing LawRegulatory Compliance
    Corporate GovernanceSponsored Research
    Disability and Handicap LawStudent Affairs and Discipline
    Employee BenefitsTaxation
    Environmental LawTechnology Transfer
  • Contact Us

    Office of the General Counsel
    80 Fifth Avenue, suite 805
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212.229.5432

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