David Whitcomb

Deputy General Counsel

Mailing address: 719 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville Tennessee 37996-0170
Office location: 102 Andy Holt Tower

Email: david-whitcomb@tennessee.edu
Phone: 865-974-0328

David Whitcomb serves as Deputy General Counsel for the University of Tennessee System. In that role, he oversees the University’s litigation across all campuses, as well as non-litigation controversies involving students, faculty, employees, and the general public. He has experience with constitutional and civil rights matters and the anti-discrimination statutes including Title IX, Title VII, and the Americans With Disabilities Act. He has handled matters involving reasonable accommodations and program accessibility, FERPA, free speech, and public records.

Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, David was a partner with a large national law firm where he was a litigator and employment lawyer, and advised clients on public sector issues. He also worked as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and was a law clerk for two U.S District Court Judges. David is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

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