Welcome to the website for the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel (OGC). The purpose of this website is to familiarize the Washington University community with our office and its services. The OGC provides a wide variety of legal services to Washington University in St. Louis and its affiliated entities. The duties of the OGC include advising University officials on regulatory compliance and other legal aspects of their duties; preparing, reviewing, and in some instances negotiating the University's contracts and agreements; advising on risk management issues; representing the University in legal proceedings, real estate and other commercial transactions and providing legal advice to the University on a broad range of other legal issues. When appropriate, the OGC also retains and supervises outside counsel on particular matters requiring specialized expertise.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact the OGC for assistance with legal matters affecting the University. Contact information for all attorneys and staff is provided on the OGC website and is also available in the Washington University Telephone Directory.
PLEASE NOTE: The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel represents the University, including University officials acting in their official capacities. This Office does not represent individual faculty or staff members in personal legal matters outside the scope of their work for the University. Additionally, this office does not provide personal legal services to students of the University.
All photos courtesy of Linda R. Ragsdale.