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General Counsel

Office of the General Counsel

The Creighton University Office of the General Counsel is the principal representative for legal affairs involving the University. Office of the General Counsel is also responsible for University government relations, risk management and regulatory support. 

For additional information, please contact:

Office of General Counsel
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Phone: 402.280.5589
Fax: 402.280.5719

What We Do

The Office of the General Counsel (“GC”) provides legal counsel, litigation management, contract drafting and review, and a wide variety of preventative advice. It serves an advisory as well as educational function, providing training to deans, chairs and managers in matters of potential legal risk to the University.

GC provides counsel in decision making for the Board of Directors, the president, vice presidents, deans, directors, faculty, supervisors and other managers.

Some examples of legal services provided by the GC to the University include:

GC works with departments and outside third parties during external audits, investigations and other compliance reviews. 

GC reviews, drafts, negotiates and enforces legal documents such as contracts, conveyances, construction contracts, internal policies and procedures, licenses, articles and bylaws, among others. The GC also has developed certain form agreements for use by University personnel.  

The GC advises and assists with property matters; labor relations; personnel and EEOC matters; insurance claims; tax and business issues; and patent, trademark and copyright issues. 

GC participates, when requested, in student and staff grievance and disciplinary proceedings. 

GC provides assistance with the purchase, sale and lease of real estate. 

GC reviews H-1B visa applications and extensions and permanent residency applications. 

GC manages all litigation in which the University is a party. In addition, the University manages all malpractice litigation through the Risk Management Office.  

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) relates to the confidentiality of student records. Information about students or former students will not be released without the consent of the student other than in the exceptions stated in the federal act. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. 

Forms, Services and University Policies

This website is primarily designed to serve the information needs of faculty, staff and administrators of Creighton University. All Creighton University personnel are invited and encouraged to contact our office for assistance on matters affecting the University.

Communications with Office of the General Counsel attorneys on behalf of Creighton University are ordinarily protected by attorney-client privilege and are confidential.  Office of the General Counsel does not provide personal legal advice to employees or students but does provide referrals if needed.