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William Donohue (’74) Appointed General Counsel of the University of Minnesota

MAY 8, 2013—Law School alumnus William Donohue (’74) has been appointed general counsel of the University of Minnesota, filling the position previously held by Mark Rotenberg.

Donohue has been deputy general counsel since 1996 and has served in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) since 1982. He was a litigator representing the University in state and federal courts for many years, and has spent the last several years overseeing the overall administration of the office, directing University litigation and supervising OGC lawyers responsible for litigation and labor employment.

In making the announcement President Eric W. Kaler said, "The role of the general counsel is a critical one to this institution. I am confident that Bill's leadership qualifications, experience, and deep institutional knowledge will enable him to successfully lead the OGC and serve as a key member of my senior leadership group."

Donohue assumes the position May 22, pending approval by the Board of Regents on May 10.


William Donohue

William Donohue (’74)