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 visit Contact Us to get in touch with our attorneys.

Academic Affairs/Faculty Matters Lisa Sinclair, Lorna Hebert
Academic Licensing Nicholas Bradley, Kaelan Kennedy, Michael Dickerson
Athletics Nicholas Bradley, Lisa Sinclair
Affirmative Action/Diversity Initiatives Lisa Sinclair, Lorna Hebert
Business Affairs Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
Computer/Internet Law /Social Media Barbara Healy Smith, Andrew Curtin
Contracts/Transactions Andy Curtin, Michael Glover, Rob Leahy, Michael Glover
Labor Employment Matters Lisa Sinclair, Lorna Hebert, Nicholas Bradley
Employee and Labor Engagement Scott Merrill, Alyssa Rayman-Read
Enrollment Management/Student Affairs Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
Environmental Compliance Barbara Healy Smith, Lisa Sinclair
Export Control Barbara Healy Smith, Jigisha Patel
FERPA, Privacy and Confidentiality Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley, Lorna Hebert, Barbara Healy Smith
General Higher Education Law Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
Governance/Board Matters Barbara Healy Smith, Lisa Sinclair, Patricia Hurley
Health Care/HIPAA Barbara Healy Smith, Nicholas Bradley
Human Subjects Research Lisa Sinclair, Barbara Healy Smith
Immigration Jigisha Patel
Information Security Barbara Healy Smith
Intellectual Property Andy Curtin, Rob Leahy
International Programs/Issues Barbara Healy Smith, Jigisha Patel, Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
International Relationships Barbara Healy Smith, Nicholas Bradley, Lisa Sinclair, Jigisha Patel
Litigation and Dispute Management Lisa Sinclair, Lorna Hebert, Nicholas Bradley, Barbara Healy Smith
Protection of University Name/Assets Nicholas Bradley, Andy Curtin
Real Estate/Construction Michael Glover
Regulatory Matters Lisa Sinclair, Barbara Healy Smith
Research Issues Rob Leahy, Andy Curtin, Barbara Healy Smith
Risk Management/Compliance Barbara Healy Smith, Lisa Sinclair, Lorna Hebert
Student Conduct Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
Trusts and Estates/Charitable Giving Patricia Hurley
Title IX Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
University Policy Review/Development Lisa Sinclair, Barbara Healy Smith, Audrey Evans

Contact Us

Office of the General Counsel
360 Huntington Avenue – 490RP
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.373.2157
Fax: 617.373.8090
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