The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is a collaborative, problem-solving team committed to acting with integrity, knowledge of the law, flexibility and reason to enable the entire CSU community to achieve its objectives and fulfill the CSU’s student-centered mission.
The attorneys in the OGC form proactive partnerships with campus and systemwide clients and work closely with them to understand their objectives and creatively move toward a solution to their legal issues.
The OGC provides, manages and coordinates all legal services for the CSU. Legal services within the CSU are purposefully centralized to ensure the provision of consistent advice. The General Counsel is the chief legal officer and has full authority and responsibility for the legal affairs of the institution. This includes providing representation and advice to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, systemwide leaders and all CSU campuses. The General Counsel approves the retention of outside counsel and has authority over the resolution of claims.
Andrew JonesExecutive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
Leora FreedmanAssociate Vice Chancellor & Deputy General Counsel
Carrie Hemphill RiethAssistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel -External Affairs
Marc D. MootchnikAssistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel -Human Resources
Monique C. ShayAssistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel -Academic & Student Affairs
Dawn TheodoraAssistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel -Business & Finance
Susan WestoverAssistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel -Litigation
Stephen M. SilverAssistant Vice Chancellor & Chief Counsel -Civil Rights
December BoldenChief of Staff
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Office of General Counsel The California State University, Office of the Chancellor 401 Golden Shore Long Beach, California 90802-4210 Phone: (562) 951-4500 Fax: (562) 951-4956