Associate General Counsel

Kristen Bonatz - ipage

Contact Details
Direct: 336.334.4328
Fax: 336.256.0531

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Campus Address
1202 Spring Garden St.
Greensboro, NC 27412

Kristen joined OGC in January 2016 as Associate General Counsel. She has more than 10 years of experience interpreting and navigating complex legal issues in the University setting.

Her current practice focuses primarily on legal issues related to employment, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, Workers Compensation, and other employment issues related both to employees subject to, and exempt from, the State Human Resources Act. She provides advice regarding compliance and risk management including advising the HIPAA Committee, and assists with the review of contracts, memoranda of understanding for internship and affiliation agreements.

Kristen is a member of the Education section of the North Carolina Bar Association, currently serving as a member of the section council, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Prior to coming to UNCG, Kristen was an Associate University Attorney at East Carolina University, where she began working as an Assistant University Attorney in 2006. While at ECU, Kristen advised on a broad range of legal and compliance issues ranging from free speech and employment to financial aid. Her practice focused on the application of law and regulations to the Student Affairs division’s policies and procedures, including the ADA, FERPA, Title IX and threat assessment. She also provided counsel on a range of employment issues, and was responsible for the review of general contracts and affiliation agreements, as well as the review and response to requests for records under the North Carolina Public Records Act.

Prior to accepting her position at ECU, Kristen served as a law clerk for Chief Judge John C. Martin at the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Practice Groups
Academic and Student Affairs
Compliance and Risk Management
Research, Commercialization and Intellectual Property

J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

North Carolina

Connecticut Law Review
CALI Award, Jurisprudence
Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Organizations
National Association of College and University Attorneys
North Carolina Bar Association, Education section