Paul Steinkraus holds the position of Assistant General Counsel and Business Strategy Advisor in the Business Law Section of the Office of General Counsel, where he assists both the UT System Supply Chain Alliance and the UT System Office of Shared Services. Both organizations are pursuing significant cost-saving initiatives. The Alliance leverages the combined buying power of UT institutions to secure the best possible purchase terms, under large, multi-year contracts, for goods and services commonly needed by UT institutions. The Office of Shared Services is pursuing cost efficiencies through possible consolidation of technology and business services across the institutions.
Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Steinkraus had a very distinguished legal career at Ford Motor Company. He began as an attorney working on real estate and purchasing matters and then served as senior attorney at Ford of Europe, counsel at Ford Motor Credit Company, counsel for Ford’s international operations and ended his service as vice president-general counsel for Ford Asia Pacific & Africa, stationed in Bangkok, Thailand.
Mr. Steinkraus graduated from The University of Michigan Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Engineering and received his JD Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School.