Under the direction of Carolee A. "Carrie" King, JD, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, the Office of Legal & Regulatory Affairs provides guidance and oversight for the following areas:
Provides legal counsel and represents the entire institution on a wide range of issues involving operations, transactions, litigation management, public information requests and international affairs.
Responsible for developing an institutional compliance program that will promote compliance with all applicable legal requirements, foster and help ensure ethical conduct, and provide education, training, and guidance to all employees and faculty. Our institutional compliance plan and program is designed to prevent accidental or intentional noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations; to detect such noncompliance if it occurs; to take corrective action when necessary, and to prevent future noncompliance.
Responsible for the management of The University of Texas Medical Branch's Intellectual Property Assets, while promoting and encouraging scientific collaboration with industry.