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Office of University Counsel

Donna Gooden Payne

University Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs

Education: J.D., University of Texas at Austin; B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of Practice:
Athletic Sponsorship and Marketing Agreements; Athletics Contracts and Compliance; Brody School of Medicine Risk Management; Campus Appellate Proceedings; Chancellor's Executive Council; Coastal Studies Institute (CSI); Construction Contracts; Copyright; Employment Contracts for Athletics; Employment EHRA for Athletics, Academic Affairs, and Chancellor's Division; Enterprise Risk Management; Faculty Governance Committee; Faculty Senate; Free Speech; Governance Matters; Health Law Compliance (HIPAA, CMS regulations, licensing boards); Health Sciences Clinical Matters; Health Sciences Transactional Matters; Innovation and Economic Development; Intellectual Property and Licensing; Internal Audit and Management Advisory Services; International Affairs; Liaison to the UNC-GA Legal Office and the North Carolina Attorney General; and the North Carolina Ethics Act/Conflict of Interest; Open Meetings; Oversight Responsibility for the Office of University Counsel; Patents and IP Licensing; Policy Review; Policy Review Process; Research Administration; Research Compliance; SBI Reports; School of Dental Medicine Risk Management; Supervisory Training Task Force; University Trademarks and Licensing

Phone: (252) 328-6940 Email:
Assistant: Kimberly Nicholson

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