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  1. Mary Kennard, Adjunct Professor

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    Mary Kennard, is the chief legal counsel for the university and manages both the in-house and outside legal representation and services for the university. Kennard is a member of the president's cabinet. She has over 20 years experience in college an… More

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  1. Bethany Bridgham, Senior Associate General Counsel

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    Bethany joined the Office of General Counsel in 1995. Prior to joining AU, she was employed by the Washington National Tax group at Price Waterhouse Coopers LLC. While studying for her LL.M., Bethany was employed by the Office of Medical Center Couns… More

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  1. Hisham Khalid, Associate General Counsel

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    Hisham joined the Office of General Counsel in 1995. Prior to coming to AU, he was an associate at Dombroff & Gilmore in Washington, DC and was an assistant to the Bar Counsel for the District of Columbia Bar, Board on Professional Responsibility. … More

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  1. Thi Nguyen-Southern, Associate General Counsel

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    Thi came to American University in 1992 as the Director of Judicial Affairs and Mediation Services and in 1995 joined the Office of General Counsel. Prior to coming to the University, she was a Legal Consultant for the United Nations High Commissione… More

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  1. Justin Perillo, Associate General Counsel

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    Justin joined the Office of General Counsel in 2002. Prior to coming to AU, he worked for two years as a law clerk for the National Association of College and University Attorneys, a non-profit organization that represents over 3,000 attorneys in the… More

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