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OGC attorneys have expertise across the range of subject areas listed. We tend to specialize in one or more areas but seek to work broadly with colleagues across areas to provide our MIT clients with the range of advice and service they need. Anyone unsure which OGC lawyer to call should contact Mark C. DiVincenzo, Deputy General Counsel.
Please forward to OGC (Bldg. 7-206) all legal "process" documents (e.g., attorney correspondence, complaints, court orders, subpoenas) as soon as you receive them. We will promptly contact you and confer regarding an appropriate response.
Confidential communications with attorneys of OGC regarding MIT legal matters are ordinarily protected by the attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client privilege preserves the confidentiality of communications between attorneys and their clients and serves to protect individuals and the Institute. Thus, confidential communications between MIT faculty and staff and OGC attorneys for the purpose of seeking legal advice concerning MIT legal matters, whether oral, written, or electronic, are protected from disclosure to opposing parties. Communication between administrators concerning legal matters would typically not be privileged because, for the privilege to exist, the communications must be to, from, or with an attorney. In addition, the communication must be for the purpose of requesting or receiving legal advice.
The OGC does not to provide legal advice to MIT community members in connection with personal legal affairs or questions. For assistance with such matters, see the Personal Legal Resources page.
The information presented on this site is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.