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DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

UC Legal – Office of the General Counsel (UCL) provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university’s behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting directly to the General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs (GC), the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation (DGC) position is based in UC Legal’s (UCL) central office – the Office of the General Counsel – and is a member of the UC Legal Systemwide Leadership Team. UCL provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university’s behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president. The DGC carries out UC’s organizational philosophy to provide the best possible services in support of its mission: teaching, research, and public service.

The DGC has primary management responsibility for the University’s litigation portfolio, including litigation covered by the University’s captive insurance program, the Fiat Lux Risk and Insurance Company. The DGC oversees a team of attorneys and the work of outside counsel engaged to represent the University.  The DGC may also directly represent the University in litigation.

The DGC works collaboratively with the Chief Campus and Laboratory Counsels to manage litigation in a manner that promotes UC’s mission, vision, and values. The DGC is responsible and accountable for the stewardship of UCL resources, including expenses associated with outside counsel, and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets and institutional knowledge. They establish critical infrastructure, which enables the legal organization to meet its business priorities. The DGC is also responsible for developing for and reporting on key performance indicators and other metrics related to their practice group.

As a strategic thinker, approachable advisor, and strong relationship builder, the DGC thrives in a challenging environment and is clearly aligned with the University’s and UCL’s values including a commitment to promoting diversity and maintaining a workplace that is collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside of the team.

All team members are expected to actively participate in initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and/or inclusion, whether at UC or in the community.

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