Academic and Student Affairs

Legal Subject Matter Primary Contact Secondary Contact
Academic Freedom Frank Lancaster
Lela Young
Academic Misconduct – Students Matthew Scoggins
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Frank Lancaster
Lela Young
Accreditation & Other Academic Affairs Issues Frank Lancaster
Lela Young
Athletics Matthew Scoggins Brian Lapps
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Clery Act Matthew Scoggins
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Matthew Scoggins (UTHSC, UTC)
Diversity & Inclusion Frank Lancaster Lela Young
FERPA Matthew Scoggins
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Brian Lapps
Financial Aid Ryan Stinnett Katie Lane
First Amendment Matthew Scoggins (student speech)
Frank Lancaster (employee speech)
Brian Lapps
Lela Young
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Graduate Medical Education Mark Petzinger Lela Young
Frank Lancaster
Research Compliance
(e.g., Animal Subjects; Conflict of Interests; Export Controls; Human Subjects; Laboratory Safety)
Ryan Stinnett
Walt Schuler (UTHSC)
Lela Young
Research Misconduct Lela Young
Frank Lancaster
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Brian Lapps
Student Affairs
(e.g., housing; health; student conduct; disability accommodations)
Matthew Scoggins
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Brian Lapps
Title IX Matthew Scoggins
Brian Lapps

Human Resources

Legal Subject Matter Primary Contact Secondary Contact
Background Checks Mike Fitzgerald
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Disability Accommodations Mike Fitzgerald
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Brian Lapps
Employment Policies & Disputes – Faculty Lela Young (UTK)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Frank Lancaster (UTM, UTC)
Lela Young (UTHSC, UTM)
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Frank Lancaster (UTK)
 Employment Policies & Disputes – Staff Mike Fitzgerald
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Brian Lapps
Immigration Katie Lane
Payroll, Benefits, & Retirement Katie Lane
Political Activity Matthew Scoggins
Worker’s Compensation Josh Walker
Becky Tuttle (UTHSC)
Mike Fitzgerald
Steve Regenwether (UTHSC)

Business and Finance

Legal Subject Matter Primary Contact Secondary Contact
Accounts Payable/Collections Ryan Stinnett (UTK, UTM)
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Ryan Stinnett (UTC)
Walt Schuler (UTHSC)
Bankruptcy Ryan Stinnett
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Ryan Stinnett (UTHSC)
Construction Ryan Stinnett
Contracts Ryan Stinnett
Katie Lane
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Walt Schuler (UTHSC)
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Contracts – Athletics Game Contracts Ryan Stinnett
Contracts – Athletics Employment Agreements Matthew Scoggins
Contracts – Health Care Related
(e.g., affiliation agreements; graduate medical education residency & rotation agreements; professional services; management services; billing services; business ventures; faculty practices)
Walt Schuler
Contracts – Research Ryan Stinnett
Walt Schuler (UTHSC)
Ryan Stinnett (UTHSC)
Debt Financing/Bond Issues Katie Lane
Estates & Gifts Katie Lane
Fiscal Policies Ryan Stinnett
Health Care – Corporate/Business
(e.g., faculty practices; business ventures)
Walt Schuler
Healthcare – Compliance & Regulatory
(e.g., False Claims Act, Stark and Anti-Kick Back Laws,
HIPAA, faculty practice plans, business ventures)
Walt Schuler
Information Technology Ryan Stinnett
Investments Katie Lane
Privacy and Security – Health Information
(e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, state confidentiality laws)
Walt Schuler
Purchasing Ryan Stinnett
Walt Schuler (UTHSC)
Real Estate Katie Lane Ryan Stinnett
Tax Katie Lane

Specialty Areas

Legal Subject Matter Primary Contact Secondary Contact
Board of Trustees Matthew Scoggins
Catherine Mizell
Campus Police Matthew Scoggins
Brian Lapps
Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Mike Fitzgerald (Employment Issues)
Copyrights & Patents Frank Lancaster
Environmental Compliance Frank Lancaster
Government Relations Matthew Scoggins
Health Care Compliance, Regulation, & Contracting Walt Schuler
Occupational Health and Safety Ryan Stinnett Brian Lapps
Open Meetings Act Catherine Mizell Matthew Scoggins
Public Records Act Matthew Scoggins Brian Lapps
Trademark & Licensing Frank Lancaster

Litigation

Type Primary Contact Secondary Contact
Employment & Civil Rights Brian Lapps
Mike Fitzgerald
Rachel Powell
Frank Lancaster
Mark Petzinger
Lela Young
Tennessee Claims Commission
(Healthcare Liability/Malpractice; Personal Injury; Breach of Contract)
Brian Lapps
Josh Walker
Steve Regenwether
Becky Tuttle
Subpoenas & Complaints Brian Lapps
Mike Fitzgerald
Rachel Powell
Josh Walker
Steve Regenwether (UTHSC)
Becky Tuttle (UTHSC)