The Office of Legal Affairs represents Northern Kentucky University in litigation matters, administrative proceedings and significant commercial transactions in a manner that supports student success and the mission of the University. As we increase public engagement and are subjected to heightened scrutiny from multiple entities, the volume and complexity of legal issues continues to rise. Legal Affairs led the centralization of the university's compliance efforts while managing complex litigation and day-to-day legal issues. Legal Affairs also manages NKU’s Enterprise Risk Management program. The Deputy General Counsel will lead these efforts with General Counsel support. This position will supervise a Staff Attorney and a law clerk so that the routine, low risk matters, will continue to be handled in a timely fashion while allowing the General Counsel and Deputy GC to focus on high risk and institutional matters.
Primary Responsibilities :
Lead Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management Supervise Staff Attorney and Legal Intern Provide legal advice in response to inquiries from faculty and staff Respond to complaints, subpoenas or other legal action taken against NKU Participate in meetings involving legal issues of the university Write, review, and revise university policies and procedures Respond to Open Records/Meetings requests and appeals Research and draft memorandum on legal issues
Juris Doctorate from accredited law school and admission to the Kentucky Bar. Experience working in higher education preferred. Experience with compliance or Enterprise Risk Management preferred. Technical skills sufficient to comply with the requirement of E-discovery document production Legal research and writing; Mediation and/or litigation experience
Resume review will begin immediately.
Minimum Education: Juris Doctorate
Minimum Experience: 6 years
Quick Link: 9764
Internal Number: 9764
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.