2400 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 321, Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: (202) 806-2650
Fax: (202) 806-6357
Please note that the Office of the General Counsel will be closed for Howard University's mandatory spring break closure from March
9, 2014 until March 16, 2014.
During the closure, the University and the OGC will not be
accepting service of any legal documents, i.e., Complaints, court orders,
Welcome to the Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel (OGC) manages the legal affairs of the University. The Office provides legal counsel, litigation and legal risk management, labor and employment advise, contract drafting and review, intellectual property advice and assistance, policy formation, compliance oversight and preventative advice to Howard University and the Howard University Hospital. We also serve advisory and educational functions within the college community, providing training to deans, chairs and managers in matters of potential legal risk to the University.
We also represent the interests of the University in administrative and judicial proceedings. Outside counsel may be engaged by the OGC to provide additional expertise and representation when appropriate.
Communications regarding legal matters with the OGC attorneys on behalf of Howard University are ordinarily protected by attorney-client privilege and are confidential. The OGC does not provide personal legal advice or representation but may provide referrals if needed.
A list of OGC Attorneys (with primary practice areas) and other staff may be found by