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The Office of University Counsel, led by Senior Vice President and General Counsel Gabriel M. Nugent, represents the University on all legal matters. This representation includes the provision of legal services and advice to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and all units and duly authorized representatives of the University.

Attorneys and Staff

Learn more about and find contact information for the staff members that comprise the Office of University Counsel.


Gabriel M. Nugent
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Heather K. Gaines
Deputy General Counsel

Melinda M. Lothes
Senior Associate General Counsel—Intellectual Property and Business Transactions

Abby R. Perer
Senior Associate General Counsel—Litigation and Compliance

Alyssa Campbell
Associate General Counsel - Labor, Employment and Immigration

Ellen M. Hemmerlein
Associate General Counsel - Real Estate and Business Transactions

William M. X. Wolfe
Assistant General Counsel - Litigation, Labor and Employment

Kelly E. Riley
Assistant General Counsel - Business Transactions


Nadine Flynn
Executive Assistant

Andrew J. Ostrander
Legal Assistant

Pamela Lane
Administrative Specialist

The Office of Compliance

The Office of Compliance serves as the source of coordination, oversight and support for Universitywide compliance.

Contact Us

The Office of University Counsel
900 South Crouse Ave.
Crouse-Hinds Hall, Suite 518
Syracuse, NY 13244

315.443.9732  |  Fax 315.443.9720

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