GOVERNANCE, POLICY, COMPLIANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP

Primary Attorney: Jerry Blakemore; Attorney: Kristen Bonatz

Primary Clients: Chancellor; Chief of Staff; Provost; Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

  • Board of Trustees
  • Policy Development and Implementation. (Note: Policy Review should be dependent on substantive expertise and assigned accordingly)
  • Legislation
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Ethics
  • HIPAA
  • Alcohol Requests

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS, RESEARCH, AND TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Primary Attorney: Jerry Blakemore; Attorney: Enyonam Williams

Primary Clients: Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development; Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services, Vice Chancellor for Advancement

  • Sponsored Research / Grants
  • Fee for Service
  • Research
  • Tech Transfer
  • Outside Activities for Pay
  • Conflict of Interest and Commitment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Confidentiality / Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Contracts, Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding
  • Information Technology Services (including Software licensing)
  • Affiliated Entities
  • Advancement/Fundraising
  • Law Student Residents and Internship Program

REAL PROPERTY GROUP

Primary Attorney: Toni Douglas; Attorneys: Jerry Blakemore, Enyonam Williams

Primary Clients: Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

  • Capital Projects
  • Facilities and Leasing
  • Real Estate
  • Umstead Act

ATHLETICS GROUP

Primary Attorney: Jerry Blakemore; Attorney: Kristen Bonatz

Primary Client: Athletics Director

  • Athletics
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Coaches Contracts

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND EMPLOYMENT GROUP

Primary Attorney: Kristen Bonatz; Attorney: Toni Douglas

Primary Clients: Provost; Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

  • Equal Opportunity / EEOC
  • Political Activities
  • Faculty Tenure, Promotion and Grievances
  • Employment Contracts (including Head Coaches’ Agreements)
  • State Human Resources Act Employment Matters (subject and exempt)
  • Workers Compensation
  • Immigration in Employment
  • Constitutional Law/First Amendment Issues
  • Affiliation/Internship Agreements

STUDENT AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Primary Attorney: Toni Douglas; Attorney: Kristen Bonatz

Primary Clients: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management; Chief of Police

  • Enrollment Management (Registrar, FERPA, Financial Aid, Scholarships)
  • International Programs
  • Student Affairs (Student Conduct, Title IX)
  • Graduate School
  • Civil Rights (Office of Civil Rights, Student Freedom of Expression)
  • Academic Integrity
  • Technical Standards
  • Threat Assessment
  • Campus Safety & Emergency Management *

LITIGATION AND RECORDS MANAGMENT

Primary Attorney: Kristen Bonatz; Attorneys/Staff: Toni Douglas, Enyonam Williams, Julie Allen

  • Litigation
  • Subpoena response
  • Open Meetings
  • Media Relations and Public Records Requests *
  • Tort Claims*

PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

*Julie Allen reports to Deputy General Counsel Kristen Bonatz as the office’s paralegal.  She provides paralegal support to all the attorneys in the office. Julie is the primary contact for public records requests and tort claims.  She also serves on the Emergency Planning and Response Team. Please submit all public records requests at https://uncgreensboro.nextrequest.com/