The General Counsel serves as Middlebury’s chief legal officer and performs the following functions:
- Providing legal advice and counsel to the president, Middlebury’s other officers, and the board of trustees, advising on the legal ramifications of policy and decision making.
- Serving as a senior administrator on President Patton’s Senior Leadership Group, supporting Middlebury’s initiatives and operations.
- Performing traditional functions associated with in-house counsel, including the negotiation of key contracts; advice on human resource matters; review of relevant state, federal, and local laws and regulations; and the functions of a general-practice law firm.
- Engaging and supervising services provided by outside law firms.