The mission and purpose of the office of general counsel are to ensure that the Institute operates in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to support the mission, vision and values of Kennedy Krieger.  The office of general counsel provides high quality legal and strategic advice in support of our clients’ goals and strategic priorities.  We serve our clients with an uncompromising commitment to service excellence and responsiveness.

The Office of the General Counsel works within the the Kenedy Krieger executive team and supports the President, the Board of Directors and other officers and employees acting on Kennedy Krieger's  behalf and its affiliates. The Office of the General Counsel lawyers are generalists and specialists who handle all types of issues that affect higher education including, but not limited to: labor and employment; intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, and licensing); immigration and international affairs; litigation; governance and compliance; ethics; risk management; real estate; and commercial and contract law.

Our Mission, Vision and Values


The Office of the General Counsel provides Kennedy Krieger Institute with leadership on legal matters and works collaboratively with the Institute faculty and staff to achieve the Kenedy Krieger Mission by providing trusted legal advice and guidance, and vigorous advocacy.


We are legal leaders, dedicated to offering counsel that is innovative and creative, yet practical and achievable in accord with best practices.


We are firmly committed to providing excellent legal services to support Kennedy Krieger in its mission, and dedicated to enriching the Institutes culture and environment of integrity, service, diversity and inclusion.


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