ROY MOSKOWITZ (moskowir@newschool.edu) is the chief legal officer of the university, and works collaboratively with the board of trustees, president, vice president, and senior management offering strategic direction, while providing leadership to the Office of the General Counsel.

Mr. Moskowitz has a Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York, College at Purchase and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. Mr. Moskowitz has over twenty years of experience in education legal practice in New York and has been with the University since August 2006. Prior to joining The New School, he served as a senior administrator and Counsel at District Two in the New York City Board of Education (2000-2004), Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel for the City University of New York (1990-2000) and Deputy Counsel to the New York State Education Department 1988-1990). 

KEILA TENNENT (tennentk@newschool.edu) is an associate general counsel of the university. Ms. Tennent has a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University. Ms. Tennent joined the University in 2000. Prior to joining The New School, she worked for King, Pagano & Harrison, a boutique Labor & Employment firm in New York City and before then for the Nashville Office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Prior to that she worked for Strang, Fletcher, Carriger, Walker, Hodge & Smith in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Please contact Ms. Tennent if you have questions concerning the following:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination
  • Disability and Handicap Law
  • Employment/OSHA/Wage-Hour Laws
  • Employee Benefits
  • Immigration
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation - Internal Investigations
  • Records Access and Privacy
  • Student Affairs and Discipline

SUSAN SAWYER (sawyers@newschool.edu) is an associate general counsel of the university. Ms. Sawyer has a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University. Ms. Sawyer joined the University in 2001. Prior to joining The New School, she worked for seven years at the New York law firm, Baer Marks & Upham LLP, in the commercial litigation department.

Please contact Ms. Sawyer if you have questions concerning the following:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Construction
  • Corporate and Contract Matters
  • Global Activities
  • Partnerships and Affiliations
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Taxation and Tax Exempt Financing
  • Intellectual Property
  • Technology Transactions
  • Corporate Governance

PETER JACCARINO (petejaccarino@newschool.eduis the Office Manager of the General Counsel and assistant to the Chief Legal Officer of the University. Mr. Jaccarino has a Master of Fine Arts from Emerson College and a Master of Library and Information Science from Wayne State University. Before serving in the General Counsel's office, Mr. Jaccarino worked as the Manager of Administrative Operations in the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations. Before joining The New School, he worked as the Business Manager at Shaman Drum Bookshop in Ann Arbor and before then as Office Manager at the law firm of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP in New York City.

RACHELLE GASTON (gastonr@newschool.edu) is the secretary in the OGC at the university. Ms. Gaston has a Bachelors of Arts from Brooklyn College and has been with the University since summer 2005.

By law, the Office of the General Counsel cannot provide legal advice or services to students or employees involving personal legal matters.

 
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