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Mark C. DiVincenzo,
Deputy General Counsel
Principal Practice Areas
Mark DiVincenzo joined MIT as the Institute’s Litigation and Risk Management Counsel in 2001. He was named Deputy General Counsel in early 2007. As MIT’s Deputy General Counsel, Mr. DiVincenzo assists the Vice President and General Counsel in the overall management of legal services at the Institute and the Office of the General Counsel. Specifically, he has primary responsibility for management of Institute legal process and litigation; serves as the Institute’s senior student life and employment counsel, providing training, counseling and legal advice to departments, labs and centers; and, advises the Institute on a wide variety of higher education issues, including policy and compliance issues.
Prior to joining MIT, Mr. DiVincenzo practiced law with the law firm, Burns and Levinson, as a business litigator and trial attorney, and with the Boston office of Jackson Lewis, a national labor and employment law firm. Mr. DiVincenzo has extensive experience in counseling employers in all types of labor and employment issues including internal investigations and grievances, reorganizations, disability and discrimination issues, and in training employers on variety of employment related matters. He also has substantial experience in risk management counseling, complex litigation practice, arbitrations, mediations, and negotiations.
Mr. DiVincenzo is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Boston Bar Association’s College and University Section Steering Committee. He speaks frequently on employment, student life, risk management and other legal issues affecting higher education.
Mr. DiVincenzo graduated from Boston College in 1985 with a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and received his J.D. from the Cornell Law School in 1988.