John M. Ottoboni
Senior Legal Counsel and Special Advisor to the Board of Trustees
John M. Ottoboni joined Santa Clara University in 2007. Prior to coming to the University, John was a partner and founding member of the firm Ferrari, Ottoboni, Caputo & Wunderling LLP. John served as outside General Counsel to Santa Clara University while at the firm for approximately five years.
John oversees a wide range of legal matters related to the University. He also serves as Santa Clara University's Chief Operating Officer, and as staff liaison to the Board of Trustees and a number of Board Committees.
John received his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University with magna cum laude honors and his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law (University of California at Berkeley).
Assistant General Counsel
Darcee Olson joined Santa Clara University in 2021. Prior to joining the University, Darcee worked at Louisiana State University, providing copyright services and supporting contracts and licensing.
Darcee focuses on contract review and drafting, as well as legal research for the various departments and schools at the University.
Darcee received a Bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from Golden Gate University in Business and Humanities. Darcee receieved her law degree from Southwestern University School of Law, with three terms at Oxford University; focusing on international media law and policy.
Assistant General Counsel
As Assistant General Counsel, Laura processes contracts, provides legal guidance and research support on an array of topics to various University stakeholders, and liaises with outside counsel to support litigation efforts.
Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Laura worked at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a Conflicts Attorney in the firm’s New Business and Conflicts Department. Before law school, she worked as a writer and legal assistant at a Palo Alto-based start-up.
Laura holds a B.A. in English from Stanford University, where she spent two quarters studying abroad at the Stanford program in Oxford. She holds a Masters in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Thought from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated Cum Laude and Order of the Coif from Santa Clara Law, where she spent a semester abroad in Paris, working as an extern for UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section. Laura received CALI awards in Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, and Constitutional Law, and Witkin awards in International Law, and Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing.