The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to and represents Florida Gulf Coast University, its Board of Trustees, the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, Inc., and the Florida Gulf Coast University Financing Corporation. We support the mission of the University by handling all legal matters generated by the activities of these entities and by initiating legal action to forestall problems and manage risks. We educate our clients regarding the legal implications of policy and operational decisions, solve legal problems, and facilitate transactions in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and ethics. The attorneys render legal advice to University Trustees, the President, officers, and administrators and represent the University in all administrative and judicial proceedings.
Drafting and reviewing agreements, contracts, licenses, and leases;
Intellectual property issues;
Management of litigation;
Response to subpoenas and other requests for documents;
Conflict of interest issues;
Equity and discrimination matters;
Acquisition of real property;
Sunshine Law questions; and
Drafting Delegations of Authority.