Office of General Counsel

Attorneys, Professionals and Staff - By Specialty Area

Attorneys, Professionals and Staff - By Specialty Area

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Name and Titlesort icon Contact Information Administrative Staff Specialty Areas
Jim Phillips
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney, Business Law Section
(512) 499-4474
jphillips@utsystem.edu
Yzaguirre
Administrative
Corporate Namings
Environmental Law
Daniel H. Sharphorn
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
(512) 499-4462
Dan Sharphorn
Carson
Administrative
Compliance
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Mark Gentle
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4502
mgentle@utsystem.edu
Yzaguirre
Banking
Contracts (Procurement)
Don Jansen
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4493
djansen@utsystem.edu
Jackson
Charitable Giving
Employee Benefits -- Retirement
Tax
Kyle ZumBerge
Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert
(512) 499-4394
kzumberge@utsystem.edu
Jackson
Charitable Giving
Tax
Daniel H. Sharphorn
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
(512) 499-4462
Dan Sharphorn
Carson
Administrative
Compliance
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Jason King
Assistant General Counsel, Legal Expert & Deputy Ethics Advisor
512-499-4465
jking@utsystem.edu
Grossling
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Governmental Relations
Legislation
Daniel H. Sharphorn
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
(512) 499-4462
Dan Sharphorn
Carson
Administrative
Compliance
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Edwin Smith
Assistant General Counsel - Construction
(512) 499-4491
esmith@utsystem.edu
Jackson Construction
Mark Gentle
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4502
mgentle@utsystem.edu
Yzaguirre
Banking
Contracts (Procurement)
Dana Hollingsworth
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4475
dholling@utsystem.edu
Trant
Contracts (Procurement)
Utility Matters
Scott Patterson
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4528
spatterson@utsystem.edu
Trant
Contracts (Procurement)
Software Licensing
Paul Steinkraus
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4506
psteinkraus@utsystem.edu
Trant
Contracts (Procurement)
Strategic Alliance
Jack O'Donnell
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4515
jodonnell@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Constitutional Law
Directors' and Officers' Insurance
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Workers' Compensation Insurance
James Cox
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4337
jcox@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Copyright
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Telecommunications and FCC Compliance
Trademark
Jim Phillips
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney, Business Law Section
(512) 499-4474
jphillips@utsystem.edu
Yzaguirre
Administrative
Corporate Namings
Environmental Law
Traci Cotton
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - Claims & Financial Litigation Section
(512) 499-4490
tcotton@utsystem.edu
Willard
Creditors' Rights -- Bankruptcy
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Creditors' Rights -- Probate (Medical Accounts)
Kevin Brown
Attorney
(512) 499-4462
kbrown@utsystem.edu
Macias
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Creditors' Rights -- Probate (Medical Accounts)
Traci Cotton
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - Claims & Financial Litigation Section
(512) 499-4490
tcotton@utsystem.edu
Willard
Creditors' Rights -- Bankruptcy
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Creditors' Rights -- Probate (Medical Accounts)
Hannah Huckaby
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4713
hhuckaby@utsystem.edu
Johnson
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Student Loan Litigation
Kent Kostka
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4467
kkostka@utsystem.edu
Kryska
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Hospital Liens
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Kent Kostka
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4467
kkostka@utsystem.edu
Kryska
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Hospital Liens
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Kevin Brown
Attorney
(512) 499-4462
kbrown@utsystem.edu
Macias
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Creditors' Rights -- Probate (Medical Accounts)
Traci Cotton
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - Claims & Financial Litigation Section
(512) 499-4490
tcotton@utsystem.edu
Willard
Creditors' Rights -- Bankruptcy
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Creditors' Rights -- Probate (Medical Accounts)
Kent Kostka
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4467
kkostka@utsystem.edu
Kryska
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Hospital Liens
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Kevin Brown
Attorney
(512) 499-4462
kbrown@utsystem.edu
Macias
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Creditors' Rights -- Probate (Medical Accounts)
Traci Cotton
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - Claims & Financial Litigation Section
(512) 499-4490
tcotton@utsystem.edu
Willard
Creditors' Rights -- Bankruptcy
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Medical Accounts
Creditors' Rights -- Probate (Medical Accounts)
Hannah Huckaby
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4713
hhuckaby@utsystem.edu
Johnson
Creditors' Rights -- General Business
Creditors' Rights -- Student Loan Litigation
Barbara Holthaus
Assistant General Counsel. System Administration Privacy Officer and Systemwide Privacy Coordinator
(512) 499-4617
bholthaus@utsystem.edu
Habibi
Employee Benefits -- Insurance and Related Benefits
Privacy and Security
Don Jansen
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4493
djansen@utsystem.edu
Jackson
Charitable Giving
Employee Benefits -- Retirement
Tax
Tamra English
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4489
tenglish@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Employment -- Litigation
Tort
Melissa Garcia
Senior Attorney
(512) 579-5106
mgarcia@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Employment -- Litigation
Tort
Jack O'Donnell
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4515
jodonnell@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Constitutional Law
Directors' and Officers' Insurance
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Ashley Palermo
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4471
apalermo@utsystem.edu
Habibi
Employment -- Litigation
Tort
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Jack O'Donnell
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4515
jodonnell@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Constitutional Law
Directors' and Officers' Insurance
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Daniel H. Sharphorn
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
(512) 499-4462
Dan Sharphorn
Carson
Administrative
Compliance
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Jack O'Donnell
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4515
jodonnell@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Constitutional Law
Directors' and Officers' Insurance
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Daniel H. Sharphorn
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel
(512) 499-4462
Dan Sharphorn
Carson
Administrative
Compliance
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Jim Phillips
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney, Business Law Section
(512) 499-4474
jphillips@utsystem.edu
Yzaguirre
Administrative
Corporate Namings
Environmental Law
Steve Collins
Associate Vice Chancellor For Governmental Relations & Special Counsel
(512) 499-4679
scollins@utsystem.edu
Governmental Relations
Legislation
Jason King
Assistant General Counsel, Legal Expert & Deputy Ethics Advisor
512-499-4465
jking@utsystem.edu
Grossling
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Governmental Relations
Legislation
Timothy Boughal
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4463
tboughal@utsystem.edu
Bouldin
Healthcare -- Litigation
Healthcare -- Professional Licensing / Disciplinary Matters
Allene Evans
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - Health Law Section
(512) 499-4630
aevans@utsystem.edu
Smith
Healthcare -- Litigation
Healthcare -- Professional Licensing / Disciplinary Matters
Timothy Boughal
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4463
tboughal@utsystem.edu
Bouldin
Healthcare -- Litigation
Healthcare -- Professional Licensing / Disciplinary Matters
Allene Evans
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - Health Law Section
(512) 499-4630
aevans@utsystem.edu
Smith
Healthcare -- Litigation
Healthcare -- Professional Licensing / Disciplinary Matters
BethLynn Maxwell
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert
(512) 499-4518
bmaxwell@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Intellectual Property and Technology -- General
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Technology Transfer and Commercialization -- Legal
James Cox
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4337
jcox@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Copyright
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Telecommunications and FCC Compliance
Trademark
BethLynn Maxwell
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert
(512) 499-4518
bmaxwell@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Intellectual Property and Technology -- General
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Technology Transfer and Commercialization -- Legal
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Steve Collins
Associate Vice Chancellor For Governmental Relations & Special Counsel
(512) 499-4679
scollins@utsystem.edu
Governmental Relations
Legislation
Jason King
Assistant General Counsel, Legal Expert & Deputy Ethics Advisor
512-499-4465
jking@utsystem.edu
Grossling
Conflict of Interest and Ethics
Governmental Relations
Legislation
Jack O'Donnell
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4515
jodonnell@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Constitutional Law
Directors' and Officers' Insurance
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Carrie Clark
General Counsel of University Lands
713-352-3830
email: Carrie Clark
Oil and Gas
Jennifer Burnett
Attorney
(512) 579-5187
jburnett@utsystem.edu
Demarest Open Records
Cynthia Tynan
Attorney, Public Information Coordinator
(512) 499-4505
ctynan@utsystem.edu
Demarest Open Records
Ana Vieira Ayala
Senior Attorney, Public Information Coordinator
(512) 499-4563
avieira@utsystem.edu
Demarest Open Records
Audra Gonzalez Welter
Attorney, Public Information Coordinator
(512) 579-5187
awelter@utsystem.edu
Demarest Open Records
Barbara Holthaus
Assistant General Counsel. System Administration Privacy Officer and Systemwide Privacy Coordinator
(512) 499-4617
bholthaus@utsystem.edu
Habibi
Employee Benefits -- Insurance and Related Benefits
Privacy and Security
Nina Burke
Junior Real Estate Officer
(512) 499-4247
nburke@utsystem.edu
Tibuni Real Estate -- Business
Ha Dao
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4522
hdao@utsystem.edu
Dineen
Real Estate -- Business
Real Estate -- Legal
Thomas Groce
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4748
tgroce@utsystem.edu
Dineen
Real Estate -- Business
Real Estate -- Legal
Ashley Kipp
Portfolio Manager
(512) 579-5074
akipp@utsystem.edu
Tibuni Real Estate -- Business
Geoffrey Richards
Senior Real Estate Officer
(512) 499-4336
grichards@utsystem.edu
Tibuni Real Estate -- Business
Derek Silva
Assistant Director of Real Estate
(512) 579-5044
dsilva@utsystem.edu
Tibuni Real Estate -- Business
Kirk Tames
Executive Director of Real Estate
(512) 499-4369
ktames@utsystem.edu
Tibuni Real Estate -- Business
Ed Walts
Senior Attorney and Senior Real Estate Officer
(512) 322-3720
ewalts@utsystem.edu
Dineen Real Estate -- Business
Ha Dao
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4522
hdao@utsystem.edu
Dineen
Real Estate -- Business
Real Estate -- Legal
Thomas Groce
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4748
tgroce@utsystem.edu
Dineen
Real Estate -- Business
Real Estate -- Legal
Marty Novak
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4776
mnovak@utsystem.edu
Dineen Real Estate -- Legal
Scott Patterson
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4528
spatterson@utsystem.edu
Trant
Contracts (Procurement)
Software Licensing
Paul Steinkraus
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4506
psteinkraus@utsystem.edu
Trant
Contracts (Procurement)
Strategic Alliance
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Jack O'Donnell
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4515
jodonnell@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Constitutional Law
Directors' and Officers' Insurance
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Don Jansen
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4493
djansen@utsystem.edu
Jackson
Charitable Giving
Employee Benefits -- Retirement
Tax
Kyle ZumBerge
Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert
(512) 499-4394
kzumberge@utsystem.edu
Jackson
Charitable Giving
Tax
Evan Fitzmaurice
Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert
(512) 499-4492
efitzmaurice@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Technology Transfer and Commercialization -- General
Technology Transfer and Commercialization -- Legal
Evan Fitzmaurice
Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert
(512) 499-4492
efitzmaurice@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Technology Transfer and Commercialization -- General
Technology Transfer and Commercialization -- Legal
BethLynn Maxwell
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert
(512) 499-4518
bmaxwell@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Intellectual Property and Technology -- General
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Technology Transfer and Commercialization -- Legal
James Cox
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4337
jcox@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Copyright
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Telecommunications and FCC Compliance
Trademark
Tamra English
Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4489
tenglish@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Employment -- Litigation
Tort
Melissa Garcia
Senior Attorney
(512) 579-5106
mgarcia@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Employment -- Litigation
Tort
Ashley Palermo
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4471
apalermo@utsystem.edu
Habibi
Employment -- Litigation
Tort
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
James Cox
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4337
jcox@utsystem.edu
Pennington
Copyright
Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions
Telecommunications and FCC Compliance
Trademark
Dana Hollingsworth
Practice Coordinator, Assistant General Counsel
(512) 499-4475
dholling@utsystem.edu
Trant
Contracts (Procurement)
Utility Matters
Jack O'Donnell
Senior Attorney
(512) 499-4515
jodonnell@utsystem.edu
Von Paumgartten
Constitutional Law
Directors' and Officers' Insurance
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Omar Syed
Senior Associate General Counsel & Managing Attorney - General Law Section
(512) 499-4481
osyed@utsystem.edu
Demarest
Employment -- Faculty Tenure
Employment -- Litigation
Employment -- Staff Discipline and Discharge
Law Enforcement
Student Issues -- Discipline and Dismissal
Student Issues -- Fraternities
Student Issues -- Tuition and Fees
Tort
Workers' Compensation Insurance
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