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General Areas of Practice

The Office of the General Counsel offers a wide range of legal services. You can choose a general area of practice here or consult the full list of areas of practice specialty here.

Business Transactions and Contracting
Assigned by subject matter

Compliance – Research (human subjects, conflict of interest, animals, effort reporting, export controls, etc.)
Derek Savage
Clyde Bernett

Others
assigned by subject matter

Compliance – Other (tax, immigration, financial aid, lobbying, political activities, misc. state and federal regulatory issues, employment laws, etc.)
Assigned by subject matter

Copyright, Trademarks
Phil Roberts

Development
Patty McLean
Bernard Justis

Employment and Labor (employee relations, hiring, compliance, union issues, etc.)
Gerard St. Ours

Faculty (tenure, promotion, hiring, research and professional misconduct, etc.)
Patty McLean

Financing and Investments
Bernard Justis

Governance
Derek Savage

Health, Safety and Environment
Clyde Bernett

Johns Hopkins Medicine (School of Medicine and University matters)
Assigned by subject matter

International
Bernard Justis
Derek Savage

Litigation (lawsuits, subpoenas, EEOC claims, patent disputes, risk management, insurance, etc.; except medical malpractice claims which are handled by the JHHS Legal Department)
Terri Turner

Privacy, Information Security and FERPA (except HIPAA issues which are handled by the JHHS Legal Department)
Phil Roberts
Gerard St. Ours
Patty McLean

Professional Fees/Billing Compliance
Derek Savage

Purchasing
Clyde Bernett
Phil Roberts

Real Estate, Land Use and Construction
Bernard Justis

Sponsored Research
Derek Savage

Students
Gerard St. Ours

Technology Transfer (including patent licensing and start-ups)
Derek Savage
Phil Roberts

Johns Hopkins University