Practice Areas

This page offers a list of various areas of practice handled by the Office of General Counsel. Please follow the links for more information on each practice area and names of attorneys you may contact regarding each topic. If you have a question regarding a subject that is not covered by the areas below, please feel free to contact the General Counsel’s office at 305-284-2700.

Corporate and Academic Governance

Including: Board of Trustees; Charter and By-Laws; Faculty Senate, corporate compliance; conflict of interest; academic affairs

Attorneys that specialize in this area:



Gifts and Probate

Including: development, charitable giving, trusts and estates; gift agreements; and gift annuities

Attorneys that specialize in this area:


Finance, Investments, and Taxation

Including: investments; taxes; financings; bond offerings; student financial services; and internal audit

Attorneys that specialize in this area:


General Contracts, Purchasing and Risk Management

Including: general procurement; consulting agreements; equipment and software leases, insurance; computer and Internet law; transactional matters; information technology; and telecommunications.


Health Sciences, Physicians and Hospitals

Including: regulatory issues, compliance; clinical services; credentialing; medical staff bylaws; HIPAA; IRB; HSRO; tissue banks; LAORA; affiliation agreements; and health services

Attorneys that specialize in this area:


Human Resources, Faculty Affairs and Immigration

Including: employment law; faculty affairs; immigration; affirmative action; civil rights; discrimination complaints, including disability and sexual harassment; and employee benefits

Attorneys that specialize in this area:


Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

Including: trademark; copyright; new technology and inventions, patents; licensing; use of University name/logo; confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements

Attorneys that specialize in this area:


Litigation

Including: commercial; employment; bankruptcy claims; foreclosures; subpoenas and requests for records; and garnishment and tax levies. For medical malpractice claims, contact the Office of Patient Protection and Risk Prevention

Attorneys that specialize in this area:

Medical Malpractice

Including: commercial; employment; bankruptcy claims; foreclosures; subpoenas and requests for records; and garnishment and tax levies. For medical malpractice claims, contact the Office of Patient Protection and Risk Prevention

Attorneys that specialize in this area:


Sponsored Programs

Including: human and animal research; regulatory matters; scientific misconduct; research conflicts of interest; lab safety (environmental concerns); compliance programs; and export control

Attorneys that specialize in this area:

 

Student Affairs

Including: student affairs and services; discipline; academic misconduct; student organizations; athletics/NCAA; registrar; career services; FERPA/student records; and financial aid;

Attorneys that specialize in this area: