Our Mission

The Office of the General Counsel supports Yeshiva University and its affiliates by providing legal counsel and representation to support all areas of operation, instruction, research and administration.

The vice president of legal affairs, secretary and general counsel is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the University and its affiliates.

Yeshiva University and its affiliates are the clients of the Office of the General Counsel, whose function is to provide, manage and coordinate quality legal services including:

  • Legal counsel and representation
  • Litigation and legal risk management
  • Contracts and affiliation agreements
  • Compliance oversight
  • Other services and counsel to all constituent schools of the University

As part of these services, the Office of the General Counsel provides counsel to the Board of Trustees, the President, the President's Cabinet, deans and directors, faculty, supervisors and other employees acting on behalf of the University.

We provide advice on the legal implications of policy and other decisions under applicable law, regulations and policies, in addition to representing the University in litigation matters, administrative and regulatory hearings and significant business transactions. We also oversee outside counsel retained to provide legal services and representation for the University.

Our goal is to provide counsel and advice to minimize legal risks and costs, reduce litigation exposure, ensure legal compliance and to do so reliably and professionally.

We strive to provide quality legal services, prompt and courteous attention and exceptional representation in connection with legal matters pertaining to the University.