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Reporting to the President, the Office of the General Counsel provides legal counsel, guidance and policy analysis to the University, its President and Board of Trustees, senior administrative and academic officers, and other constituent units. John Ottoboni serves as the University's General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to providing legal advice and counsel on a broad range of issues, the Office of the General Counsel is responsible for engaging the services of outside law firms for specialized legal needs.
How to find us on campus
The Office of the General Counsel is located in Nobili Hall which is situated directly behind the Mission Church off the northwest corner of the Mission Gardens. The office is in room 120, which is to the right as you enter the building's main lobby, and houses the offices of Bridget Colbert and Sam Florio.
The offices of John Ottoboni and Sonia Gonzalez-Garcia are located in Walsh Administration Building, second floor.
Office of the General Counsel
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: (408) 554-5355
Fax: (408) 554-5477