Academic and Student Affairs

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
Academic FreedomFrank Lancaster; Lela Young
Accreditation & Other Academic Affairs IssuesFrank Lancaster; Lela Young
Academic Misconduct – StudentsRachel Powell; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Clery ActRachel Powell; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Graduate Medical EducationMark PetzingerLela Young; Frank Lancaster
FERPARachel Powell; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Research MisconductLela Young; Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)Frank Lancaster
Student Affairs
(e.g., housing; health; student conduct; disability accommodations)
Rachel Powell; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Title IXRachel Powell; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)

 


 

Athletics

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
GeneralRyan Stinnett; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC)
ComplianceRyan Stinnett
Athletics Game ContractsRyan Stinnett
Athletics Employment AgreementsRyan Stinnett

 


 

Business Transactions, Real Property and Construction

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
Accounts Payable/CollectionsKatie Lane; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)Ryan Stinnett; Walt Schuler (UTHSC)
BankruptcyKatie Lane; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)Ryan Stinnett
ConstructionRyan Stinnett; Katie Lane
ContractsKatie Lane; Frank Lancaster; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Walt Schuler (UTHSC)Ryan Stinnett
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 SchulerRyan Stinnett; Katie Lane
Contracts – ResearchKatie Lane; Frank Lancaster; Walt Schuler (UTHSC)Ryan Stinnett
Debt Financing/Bond IssuesKatie Lane
Estates & GiftsKatie Lane
Financial AidKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
Information TechnologyKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
InvestmentsKatie Lane
Payroll, Benefits, & RetirementKatie LaneMike Fitzgerald
ProcurementKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
Real EstateKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
TaxKatie Lane

 


 

Conflicts of Interest and Commitment

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
General Ryan StinnettKatie Lane

 


 

Employment, Human Resources, Benefits and Immigration

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
Background ChecksMike Fitzgerald; Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Disability AccommodationsMike Fitzgerald; Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Diversity & InclusionLela Young; Frank Lancaster
Employment Policies & Disputes – FacultyLela Young (UTK); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC); Frank Lancaster (UTM, UTC)Lela Young (UTHSC, UTM); Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Frank Lancaster (UTK)
Employment Policies & Disputes – StaffMike Fitzgerald; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
ImmigrationMike Fitzgerald
Worker’s CompensationJosh Walker; Becky Tuttle (UTHSC)Mike Fitzgerald

 


 

Freedom of Speech and Expression

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
First AmendmentFrank LancasterLela Young
Use of University Property for Free Expression ActivitiesFrank Lancaster

 


 

Government Relations and Legislation

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
General Ryan StinnettKatie Lane

 


 

Healthcare

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
Healthcare Compliance, Regulation, & ContractingWalt SchulerRyan Stinnett; Katie Lane
Healthcare – Corporate/ Business
(e.g., faculty practices; business ventures)
Walt SchulerRyan Stinnett; Katie Lane
Healthcare – Compliance & Regulatory
(e.g., False Claims Act; Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws; HIPAA; faculty practice plans; business ventures; health professional licensure and scope of practice issues; student licensure exemptions and supervision requirements)
Walt Schuler

 


 

Intellectual Property

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
Copyrights & PatentsFrank Lancaster
Trademarks & LicensingFrank LancasterKatie Lane

 


 

Litigation

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
General LitigationHarold Pinkley
Employment & Civil RightsMike Fitzgerald; Yousef Hamadeh (UTC); Mark Petzinger (UTHSC)
Tennessee Claims Commission
(Healthcare Liability/Malpractice; Personal Injury; Breach of Contract)
Josh Walker; Becky Tuttle; Heather Colturi
Subpoenas and Complaints

 


 

Open Meetings and Public Records

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
GeneralRyan Stinnett; Frank Lancaster

 


 

Policies and Policy Development

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
Policy Drafting and DevelopmentKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
Board of Trustees PoliciesRyan Stinnett; Katie Lane
General PoliciesKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
Fiscal PoliciesKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
Human Resources PoliciesMike Fitzgerald
Information Technology PoliciesKatie LaneRyan Stinnett
Research PoliciesKatie LaneRyan Stinnett; Walt Schuler
Safety PoliciesKatie Lane

 


 

Political Activity

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
General Ryan Stinnett; Frank Lancaster

 


 

Privacy

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
General Katie LaneRyan Stinnett
Privacy and Security – Health Information
(e.g., HIPAA, FERPA, state confidentiality laws)
Walt SchulerKatie Lane
EU GDPRRyan Stinnett; Harold PinkleyKatie Lane

 


 

Research and Research Compliance

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
Research Compliance
(e.g., Animal Subjects; Conflict of Interests; Export Controls; Human Subjects; Laboratory Safety)
Ryan Stinnett; Katie Lane; Walt Schuler (UTHSC)Lela Young
Environmental ComplianceFrank Lancaster
Occupational Health and SafetyKatie LaneRyan Stinnett

 


 

Rulemaking

Legal TopicPrimary Contact(s)Secondary Contact(s)
General Ryan Stinnett