General Law

Attorneys and Staff


Omar Syed is the Senior Associate General Counsel and Managing Attorney of the General Law Section. Attorneys are Ana Vieira Ayala, Paige Barnett, Jennifer Burnett, Lee Roy Calderon, Tamra English, Melissa Garcia, Lars Hagen, Barbara Holthaus, Jack O'Donnell, Ashley Palermo, and Cynthia Tynan.


Staff are Remi Demarest, Paul Habibi, and Greta Von Paumgartten.


The UT System Public Information Coordinators are Jennifer Burnett, Ana Vieira Ayala and Cynthia Tynan. Click here to go to the Open Records website.



The attorneys working in the General Law Section handle a broad range of legal issues, including:
  • Business and Fiscal matters
  • Academic Catalogs and Handbooks
  • Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Employment Law
  • Faculty and Student Affairs
  • Internal Investigations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Governmental Regulations
  • Litigation
  • Open Records Requests
  • Tort

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  • Office of General Counsel
  • 201 West 7th Street
  • Austin, TX 78701
  • Phone: 512.499.4462
  • Fax: 512.499.4523