CSU General Counsel

Specialty Subject Matter Assignments

By virtue of the client we serve, most of the lawyers in the Office of General Counsel are of necessity generalists. Nonetheless, as the practice of higher education law has become more complex, and the demands of our client more sophisticated, the need for greater depth in specialty subject matter areas of the law has grown. The Office of General Counsel has therefore organized to allow individuals to develop various levels of specialization. The following list of specialties are not all-inclusive and may change over time. Client reaction and suggestions are encouraged.

Attorney Specialists

Certain subject areas are sufficiently complex or arcane that they can most effectively be serviced by assigning all issues to one attorney. CSU campus representatives are invited to present their issues in these areas directly to the Specialists listed below.

Bonds

Andrew Jones

California Environmental
Quality Act

Andrea Gunn Eaton

Immigration

Patricia Bartscher

Police Issues

Carlos Córdova

Residency

Patricia Bartscher

Stop Notice Actions

Christopher C. Fowler

Unlawful Detainer Actions

Lorena Peņaloza

Utilities

Steven Raskovich

Attorney Resource Persons

The following subject areas are significant enough to require some depth of expertise, but do not lend themselves well to being handled by a single attorney. The following resource persons have the responsibility to keep abreast of the current status of their assigned area of law and to be available to work with generalist colleagues when these issues come up. CSU campus representatives can access these Resource Persons through the University Counsel assigned to their campuses.

Affirmative Action

Gale Baker

Age Discrimination

Darryl Hamm

Athletics

Patricia Bartscher

Auxiliary Organizations

Andrew Jones

Collective Bargaining/PERB

Marc Mootchnik

Conflict of Interest & Governance

Carrie Hemphill Rieth

Construction

Andrea Gunn Eaton

Contracts/Procurement

Steven Raskovich

Disability Law

Victor King

Fair Labor Standards Act

Marc Mootchnik

Family Medical Leave Act

Daniel A. Ojeda

First Amendment

Gale Baker

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Monique Shay

Information Security

Christopher C. Fowler

Intellectual Property

Steven Raskovich

International Agreements

Leora D. Freedman

Legal Holds

Susan Westover

Legislation

Dawn Theodora

Pitchess Motions

Carlos Córdova

Protection of CSU Name

Darryl Hamm

Records Access/Privacy

Marlene Jones

Sexual Harassment

Susan Westover

Student Discipline

Leora D. Freedman

Student Loans and Bankruptcy

Stephen Silver

Subpoenas

Susan Westover

Title IX -- Gender Equity

Dawn Theodora

Paralegal Specialists

The paralegals in the Office of General Counsel work closely with the specialists in five assigned subject areas, and can respond to routine questions from CSU campus representatives.

International Agreements

Angela Fitzpatrick

Pitchess Motions

Shontel Johnson

Protection of CSU Name

Mayling Nicolas

Residency

Shontel Johnson

Stop Payment Notice

Angela Fitzpatrick

Subpoenas

Angela Fitzpatrick

Unlawful Detainer

Mayling Nicolas


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