ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND EMPLOYMENT GROUP

Primary Attorney: Kristen S. Bonatz ; Secondary Attorney: Todd E. Davis

Primary Clients: Provost; Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Equal Opportunity / EEOC

Political Activities

Employment & Personnel (Including Faculty Tenure, Promotion and Grievance)

Employment Contracts (Including Head Coaches Agreements)

Workers Compensation

Immigration in Employment

Constitutional Law/First Amendment Issues

ATHLETICS GROUP

Primary Attorney: Jerry D. Blakemore; Secondary Attorney: Kristen S. Bonatz

Primary Clients: Athletics Director

Athletics

NCAA Compliance

RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY, AND BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS GROUP

Primary Attorney: Michael R. Jung ; Secondary Attorney: Todd E. Davis

Primary Clients: Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development; Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs; Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services

Sponsored Research / Grants

Fee for Service

Research

Tech Transfer

Outside Activities for Pay

Conflict of Interest and Commitment

Intellectual Property

Contracts, Agreements, MOUs

Software Licensing

Facilities and Capital Projects

Finance & Business

Real Estate

Information Technology Services

Affiliated Entities

Advancement/Fundraising

GOVERNANCE AND POLICY GROUP

Primary Attorney: Jerry D. Blakemore ; Secondary Attorney: Kristen S. Bonatz

Primary Clients: Chancellor; Chief of Staff; Provost; Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

Board of Trustees

Policy Development and Implementation. (Note: Policy Review should be dependent on substantive expertise and assigned accordingly)

Legislation

Open Meetings

Ethics

COMPLIANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT GROUP

Primary Attorney: Todd E. Davis; Secondary Attorney: Jerry D. Blakemore

Primary Clients: Chancellor; Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs

Campus Safety & Emergency Management

Risk Management

Tort Claims

HIPAA

Use of State Property

Alcohol Requests

STUDENT AFFAIRS GROUP

Primary Attorney: Todd E. Davis; Secondary Attorney: Kristen S. Bonatz

Primary Clients: Provost; Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Enrollment Management (Registrar, FERPA, Financial Aid, Scholarships)

International Programs

Student Affairs (Student Conduct, Title IX)

Civil Rights (Office of Civil Rights, Student Freedom of Expression)

Constitutional Law/First Amendment Issues

Academic Integrity

Technical Standards

Affiliation/Internship Agreements

Media Relations and Public Records Requests

PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT   (Carolyn P. Coppedge)

Carolyn Coppedge reports directly to the General Counsel and provides support for the General Counsel and attorneys. Additionally, Carolyn provides support with Board of Trustees members regarding compliance with the State Ethics Act as well as supporting the Compliance, Audit, Risk Mangagement, and Legal Committee of the Board of Trustees. She is also responsible for the review of alcohol requests, office budget and management, scheduling and general administrative support. Carolyn is the primary contact for affiliation agreements and alcohol requests.

Julie Allen reports to Associate General Counsel Kristen Bonatz and provides legal support for all of the attorneys in the office. She is the primary contact for public records requests and tort claims.