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R. Gregory Morgan,
Vice President and General Counsel
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Greg Morgan joined MIT as the Institute's first General Counsel in January, 2007. He serves as a senior advisor to the President and is the Institute's chief legal officer, responsible for shaping MIT's approach to legal and regulatory affairs.
Before coming to MIT, Mr. Morgan practiced law in Los Angeles, California for 25 years. He was the co-managing partner of the law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Before joining the Munger Tolles firm in 1981, he clerked for Judge J. Edward Lumbard on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court. As a corporate transactional partner practicing in the area of securities law and mergers and acquisitions, he represented businesses in acquisitions, dispositions and complex financings in the United States and abroad. He also served as a counselor to senior management and boards of directors on issues of corporate strategy, conflicts of interest and related-party transactions, and internal investigations.
Mr. Morgan graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Michigan Law School, where he was article and book review editor for the Michigan Law Review. He has taught law at the UCLA and USC law schools and has been a lecturer at the UCLA business school.