Attorneys


Representing Duke University and Duke University Health System, Inc.
Pamela Bernard Profile PhotoPamela J. Bernard
Vice President and General Counsel

Assistant: Maria Frey

Practice Areas: Corporate Governance, Conflict of Interest, Research, Compliance, Faculty Issues, Executive Compensation, Tax-Exempt Corporations, Town-Gown, Athletics, Endowment, Coordination of Legal Matters, Litigation, International.

E-mail: pam.bernard@duke.edu

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Mark GustafsonMark D. Gustafson
Deputy Counsel for Health Affairs

Assistant: Dawn Doty

Practice Areas: Healthcare: General, Corporate, Regulatory & Compliance, Research-Related Issues, Practice Plan, Subsidy/Coverage Agreements, Stark.

E-mail: mark.gustafson@duke.edu

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Kate HendricksKate S. Hendricks
Deputy Counsel for Duke University

Assistant: Maria Frey

Practice Areas: Employment and Labor Law, Student Issues/FERPA, Trademark, Construction Litigation, Research (International
Collaborations).

E-mail: kate.hendricks@duke.edu

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Chris2014Christopher (Chris) A. Lott
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Dawn Doty

Practice Areas: Student Affairs, Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX, FERPA, Disability, Athletics, Litigation, Harassment/Discrimination.

E-mail: chris.lott@duke.edu

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Ann BradleyAnn E. Bradley
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Stephanie Mazzerina

Practice Areas: Research Integrity Matters, Research Conflicts of Interest, Human Studies/IRB Issues, Research Regulatory Compliance (Effort Reporting, Grants Compliance), Industry Sponsored Research Issues and Animal Care Matters.

E-mail: ann.bradley@duke.edu

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cuthbertHenry L. Cuthbert
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Tracy Chelenza

Practice Areas: Internet Law, Copyright, Computer Privacy, Construction, Distance Education, County & Municipal Law, Intellectual Property, Procurement.

E-mail: henry.cuthbert@duke.edu

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Alicia A. Gilleskie
Assistant University Counsel

Assistant: Pearlene Vann

Practice Areas: Commercial Contracts and Transactions (with an emphasis on health information technology and data sharing initiatives), Licensing, and Data Use, Privacy and Security

E-mail: alicia.gilleskie@duke.edu

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gudaitisChristy M. Gudaitis
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Britt Malm-Grightmire

Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Health Care Regulations, Contracts, Business Transactions, Tax-Exempt Bonds/Taxable and Tax-Exempt Financing (DUHS), HIPAA, Antitrust, Gainsharing, Information Systems and Technology Licensing, Real Estate, Physician Contracts and DUHS Procurement.

E-mail: christy.gudaitis@duke.edu

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VonneClevonne (Vonne) M. Jacobs
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Britt Malm-Grightmire

Practice Areas: General Healthcare Regulatory and Transactional Advice, HIPAA, DUHS Procurement, Facility Licensure, CCNC, General Corporate & Business Transactions (AHS), DOI Issues, Physician Employment Contracts, Medical Staff/Resident Matters, Peer Review.

E-mail: vonne.jacobs@duke.edu

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mccaughanRalph L. McCaughan
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Tracy Chelenza

Practice Areas: Corporate Governance, Research Grants and Contracts, Technology Transfer, Corporate Finance, Student Financial Aid, Immigration Issues, Conflicts of Interest, and Charitable Giving.

E-mail: ralph.mccaughan@duke.edu

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Nicholson2013William Nicholson
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Tracy Chelenza

Practice Areas: International and Out of State Programs, Business Transactions, Antitrust.

E-mail: bill.nicholson@duke.edu

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richardsMeg G. Richards
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Stephanie Mazzerina

Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Contracts, Business Transactions, Collaborations, Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Procurement, and Real Estate.

E-mail: meg.richards@duke.edu

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roperLeighton Parks Roper III
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Dawn Doty

Practice Areas: General Healthcare Regulatory and Transactional Advice, Healthcare IT, EMTALA, Medical Staff/Resident Matters, Peer Review, Legislative/Lobbying/Political Activity.

E-mail: leighton.roper@duke.edu

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attorn4David G. Singleton
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Britt Malm-Grightmire

Practice Areas: Tax Matters, Pension Plans, Welfare Benefits, Corporate Governance, Real Estate, General Contract Matters, Study Abroad, International Grants and Contracts, Escheats.

E-mail: david.singleton@duke.edu

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thorntonKaron B. Thornton
Associate University Counsel

Assistant: Maria Frey

Practice Areas: Litigation, Risk Management, Patient Care Issues, Professional Malpractice.

E-mail: karon.thornton@duke.edu

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Brittany LaFleurBrittany L. LaFleur
Legal Fellow

Assistant: Stephanie Mazzerina

Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Health Care Regulations, Contracts, Business Transactions.

E-mail: brittany.lafleur@duke.edu

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sunTashi Sun
Legal Fellow

Assistant: Stephanie Mazzerina

Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Administrative Law, and International Matters.

E-mail: tashi.sun@duke.edu

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