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 Vin Lembo, Lisa Sinclair
Athletics Vin Lembo, Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
Affirmative Action/Diversity Initiatives Lisa Sinclair
Business Affairs Vin Lembo, Lisa Sinclair, Matt McIntyre, Nicholas Bradley
Computer/Internet Law /Social Media Matt McIntyre
Contracts/Transactions Matt McIntyre, Nicholas Bradley
Discrimination Lisa Sinclair
Employment Lisa Sinclair, Vin Lembo
Enrollment Management/Student Affairs Lisa Sinclair
Environmental Compliance Barbara Healy Smith, Lisa Sinclair
Export Control Matt McIntyre, Jigisha Patel, Barbara Healy Smith
FERPA, Privacy and Confidentiality Lisa Sinclair, Matthew McIntyre, Nicholas Bradley
General Higher Education Law Vin Lembo, Lisa Sinclair, Matt McIntyre, Nicholas Bradley
Governance Vin Lembo, Deanna Jantzen, Barbara Healy Smith
Health Care/HIPAA Matt McIntyre, Nicholas Bradley
Human Subjects Research Lisa Sinclair, Matt McIntyre, Barbara Healy Smith
Immigration Jigisha Patel
Information Security Matt McIntyre
Intellectual Property Vin Lembo, Matt McIntyre, Lisa Sinclair
International Programs/Issues Lisa Sinclair, Barbara Healy Smith, Matt McIntyre, Jigisha Patel, Nicholas Bradley
International Relationships Barbara Healy Smith, Matt McIntyre, Nicholas Bradley
Regulatory Matters Vin Lembo, Lisa Sinclair, Barbara Healy Smith
Litigation and Dispute Management Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
Protection of University Name/Assets Lisa Sinclair, Matt McIntyre
Real Estate/Construction Vin Lembo, Lisa Sinclair, Matt McIntyre
Research Issues Lisa Sinclair, Matt McIntyre, Barbara Healy Smith, Nicholas Bradley
Risk Management/Compliance Barbara Healy Smith, Lisa Sinclair, Vin Lembo
Student Conduct Lisa Sinclair, Nicholas Bradley
Trusts and Estates Vin Lembo, Matt McIntyre
Title IX Lisa Sinclair, Barbara Healy Smith, Nicholas Bradley
University Policy Review/Development Lisa Sinclair, Barbara Healy Smith

Contact Us

Office of the General Counsel
360 Huntington Avenue – 378 CP
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617.373.2157
Fax: 617.373.8090
Email