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Staff

Beth Nolan
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Milyeri Matthee

Special Assistant to General Counsel

Charles K. Barber
Deputy General Counsel

Lauren Matsushita

Finance and Operations Analyst

Mary Lynn Reed

Senior Counsel, Medical Center

Carrie Wilson

Paralegal

Thomas Smith

Senior Counsel

Arvia Lynch

Legal Secretary

Richard Weitzner

Senior Counsel

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wanger

Senior Counsel

Abbey V. Richards

Associate General Counsel and Senior Advisor

Stephanie Baldwin

Associate General Counsel

Toi Carter

Associate General Counsel

Michelle Gluck

Associate General Counsel

 

Caroline (Carrie) O'Neill

Associate General Counsel

Charles Pollack

Assistant General Counsel

Ariana Sarfarazi

Attorney Fellow


Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Beth Nolan
bnolan@gwu.edu

B.A., Scripps College, 1973
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1980

Ms. Nolan is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The George Washington University.  She joined GW in December 2007, after serving as a partner in the  White Collar Group of Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Nolan was appointed by President Clinton as the first woman to serve as Counsel to the President of the United States (1999-2001).  She also served in the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice, as Deputy Assistant Attorney General (1996-1999) and as Attorney-Advisor (1981-1985), and in the White House as Associate Counsel to the President (1993-1995).  She has served on the faculty of The George Washington Law School for over ten years, teaching courses in Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility and Ethics, Government Ethics, and Government Lawyering.  In addition, Ms. Nolan was a Fellow in the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government (2001), and a presidentially appointed Member of the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal (1993).  She clerked for the Honorable Collins J. Seitz of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Ms. Nolan received her B.A. from Scripps College and her law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown in 1980, where she was Editor in Chief of the Law Journal.  Ms. Nolan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation of the National Capital Area, and the Board of Advisors of the Harvard Law & Policy Review.  She was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2008 and Washington Super Lawyers 2008.

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Deputy General Counsel
Charles K. Barber
cbarber@gwu.edu

B.A., summa cum laude, Howard University, 1976
J.D., magna cum laude, Howard University Law School, 1979

Areas of Concentration: Real Estate Development; Government Relations; Contracts; Taxes and Business Regulation

Mr. Barber joined the staff as Senior Counsel in 1996, after serving as Deputy General Counsel at Howard University.  Prior to Howard, Mr. Barber worked as an associate in the New York City firm of Debevoise & Plimpton.  His initial employment after law school was as a law clerk for the Hon. Gabrielle K. McDonald of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas.  Mr. Barber graduated magna cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 1979.  He has been admitted upon examination to the state bars of Texas, New York, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  He currently serves on the boards of D.C. Building Industry Association and Unity Healthcare, Inc. 

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Senior Counsel, Medical Center
Mary Lynn Reed
mlreed@gwu.edu

B.A., Randolph-Macon College, 1980
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1984

Areas of Concentration: Health Care; Litigation; Contracts; Compliance

Ms. Reed joined the staff as Associate General Counsel in July 2001. Prior to joining GW, Ms. Reed was a partner in the law firm of Jackson and Campbell, P.C., where she had practiced since 1986, and was former Co-Chair of the Health Law Practice group. In addition to litigating professional liability matters on behalf of hospitals and physicians, Ms. Reed devoted her practice primarily to counseling a broad spectrum of health care providers on a variety of matters, including credentialing, physician staff privileges, medical staff bylaws, fraud and abuse, compliance, and regulatory matters. She is admitted to the Bars in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Florida and New York. Ms. Reed has served on the Steering Committee and been a member of the Health Law Section of the D.C. Bar, American Health Lawyers Association, D.C. Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and Women's Bar Association, and is active in a variety of civic and professional organizations.

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Senior Counsel
Thomas Smith
tbsmith@gwu.edu

B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dickinson College, 1976
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986

Areas of Concentration:  Litigation; Student Issues

Mr. Smith joined the Office of the General Counsel in 2007. After graduating from law school Mr. Smith spent a year as a Court Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He then joined the law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering as a litigation associate, and after leaving that firm remained in private practice in Washington, D.C. until joining the Office of General Counsel. Mr. Smith manages litigation matters for GW and also represents the university in court and before administrative agencies. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, all courts in the District of Columbia, and numerous federal and state courts around the country.

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Senior Counsel
Richard A. Weitzner
richardw@gwu.edu

B.A., with special honors, The George Washington University, 1983
J.D., The George Washington University, 1986

Areas of Concentration: Employment and Human Resources Issues; Student and Faculty Issues; General Higher Education Law; Litigation Management

Mr. Weitzner, joined the office of the General Counsel in November, 1998, received his undergraduate and law degrees from GW, and upon graduation from law school, directed GW's first student judicial affairs office. Prior to his return to the university in 1998, Mr. Weitzner served as Assistant General Counsel at The Johns Hopkins University, and prior to that, as counsel for the Maryland public institutions of higher education, first as Assistant Attorney General then as Senior Counsel for Advice in the Educational Affairs Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office.  Mr. Weitzner is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Associate General Counsel
Stephanie A. Baldwin
baldwins@gwu.edu

B.A., University of Michigan, 1994
J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2000

Areas of Concentration: Contracts; Regulatory Compliance; Student Issues; Governance

Ms. Baldwin joined the staff as Associate General Counsel in June 2009 following several months with General Counsel's Office as a contract attorney. Ms. Baldwin previously held a two year Attorney Fellowship with the General Counsel's Office after receiving her law degree from GW in 2000. Prior to re-joining GW in 2009, Ms. Baldwin was an associate in the law firm of Greenstein, DeLorme & Luchs, PC, where she practiced for seven years. She is admitted to the Bars in Washington, D.C. and California.

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Associate General Counsel
Toi Carter
tcarter@gwu.edu

A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1980
J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1983

Areas of Concentration: Employment and Human Resources Issues; Student and Faculty Issues; General Higher Education Law

Ms. Carter joined the Office of the General Counsel in September 2010, after serving as the Senior Associate General Counsel for Faculty and Student Affairs at Howard University. Her prior higher education experience includes serving as the Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs at Stevenson University, the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources at Loyola University Maryland, an Assistant University Attorney at East Carolina University, and an Assistant University Attorney in the Educational Affairs Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office. She has prior litigation experience as a Baltimore City prosecutor, a managing attorney in a general practice law firm, and as an associate in a firm that focused on insurance defense and collection cases. She is admitted to the Bars in North Carolina, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

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Associate General Counsel
Caroline (Carrie) J. O'Neill
cjoneill@gwu.edu

B.A., Georgetown University, 1984
M.A., International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1991
J.D., cum laude, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, 2001

Areas of Concentration: International Affairs/Transactions; Immigration; Intellectual Property

Ms. O'Neill joined GW's Office of the VP and General Counsel in November 2002. Previously, she served as a contract attorney for GW and for the Office of General Counsel of The Catholic University of America. She is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. O'Neill spent eight years working on USAID contracts for the advancement of maternal and child health programs in developing countries. In this position, she traveled frequently to West Africa and Latin America to help develop strategies and operational plans. Ms. O'Neill also has experience in international education and has administered study abroad programs at Georgetown University. She is highly proficient in French and is proficient in Spanish. Ms. O'Neill is a cum laude graduate of the Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy. She also holds an M.S. in International Affairs (ESIA) from the George Washington University, and a B.S. from Georgetown University. Ms. O'Neill is a Fulbright Scholarship recipient (France, 1987-88).

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Associate General Counsel and Senior Advisor
Abbey V. Richards
abbeyr@gwu.edu

B.A., magna cum laude, International and Area Studies, The University of Oklahoma, 2001
M.A., International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2005
J.D., The George Washington University, 2005

Areas of Concentration: Governance; Financial Transactions; Business Regulation and Compliance

After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and interning in the U.S. Senate, Abbey Richards began the joint MA/JD program at The George Washington University.  While completing that program, she was a law clerk with the U.S. Customs Service, Office of Regulations and Rulings and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs.  She joined the General Counsel's Office as a law clerk in May 2003 and transitioned into the two year Attorney Fellow position in February 2005. In January 2007, she became an Assistant General Counsel.  She has been admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Oklahoma.

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Senior Counsel
Betsy K. Wanger
bwanger@gwu.edu

B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College, 1985
J.D., Yale Law School, 1988

Area of Concentration: Litigation; Trusts and Estates; Gifts; Student Issues

Ms. Wanger joined the Office of the General Counsel in 1996. She previously worked in private practice with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly, where she specialized in civil and criminal litigation. She also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Louis F. Oberdorfer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Ms. Wanger graduated from Yale Law School, where she was a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal. She is a member of the Bars of Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts, and is admitted to practice before all federal and local courts in the District of Columbia.

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Associate General Counsel
Michelle Gluck
mgluck@email.gwu.edu

A.B. with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1985
J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1988

Areas of Concentration: Research and Compliance; Technology Transfer; Intellectual Property

Ms. Gluck joined the Office of the General Counsel in March 2014 after 8 years as Special Counsel to the University System of New Hampshire. Prior to that, she served in the U.S. Department of Justice specializing in tobacco litigation and immigration appellate litigation, and as a Deputy Attorney General in the Government Section of the State of California Department of Justice. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Gluck clerked for U.S. District Judge Lawrence T. Lydick and for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. She is admitted to practice in California and before the United States Supreme Court and numerous other federal district and circuit courts.

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Legal Secretary
Arvia Lynch
apalmer@gwu.edu

Before coming to The George Washington University in January 2003, Ms. Lynch provided administrative legal support for the General Counsel's Office at Howard University for 16 years. Prior to that, she served as Management Assistant at the National Labor Relations Board for 15 years.

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