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Practice Areas

The General Counsel, José Padilla, offers strategic counsel on all legal issues affecting DePaul, and oversees the OGC attorneys in their provision of day to day legal services. Their practice areas are​ as follows:

Practi​ce Area Primary Attorney
Academic Integrity​ ​Laura Warren

Marina Merjan 

Advancement (D​evelopment) Anastasia Katinas
Rick Raguse
Athletics Laura Warren​
Bankruptcy Marina Merjan
Board of Trustees José Padilla
Canon Law Mary Devona Stark
Clery Act Compliance Marina Merjan
Contract Review All (please contact Marina Merjan with questions)
Compliance​ Anastasia Katinas
Disability Issues Laura Warren (Students)
Kathy Stieber  (Faculty & Staff)
Diversity Marina Merjan (Students)
Kathy Stieber  (Faculty & Staff)
Employee Benefits Kathy Stieber
Employment Kathy Stieber
Facilities Rick Raguse

Mary Devona Stark

Financial Aid Marina Merjan
Governmental Affairs José Padilla
Marina Merjan
Grants & Research Compliance Anastasia Katinas
HIPAA Mary Devona Stark
Housing Laura Warren
Information Security Mary Devona Stark
Information Technology Mary Devona Stark
Immigration Marina Merjan
Insurance/Risk Management Anastasia Katinas
Intellectual Property (Copyright, Patents, Trademarks) Mary Devona Stark
International Programs (Study Abroad) Anastasia Katinas
Litigation José Padilla (all)
Online Learning Mary Devona Stark
Privacy Mary Devona Stark
Real Estate Rick Raguse
Sexual and Relationship Violence Laura Warren
Student Affairs Laura Warren
Student Organizations Mary Devona Stark
Subpoenas Marina Merjan
University Governance (Corporate Matters) José Padilla
Mary Devona Stark
Wage Garnishments Marina Merjan
Taxation Rick Raguse