Bridget K. Colbert
Interim General Counsel
Bridget K. Colbert joined Santa Clara University in 2011. Prior to joining the University, Bridget practiced trusts and estates litigation in San Jose.
Bridget focuses on contract review and drafting, policy development, legal research, litigation support, review of government regulations, and communications with various schools and departments.
Bridget received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
John M. Ottoboni
Senior Legal Counsel and Chief Operating Officer
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
Julie M. Garcia joined Santa Clara University in 2019. Prior to joining the University, Julie worked in the legal department of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. supporting commercial matters including international sales and marketing.
Julie focuses on contract review and drafting, and legal research for the various departments and schools at the University.
Julie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in Communication Studies and her law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Timothy P. O'Keefe
Timothy P. O'Keefe first joined Santa Clara University in 2012 working in a technology role for the Operations division and joined the General Counsel's office in 2018.
Timothy focuses on contract review and drafting, legal research, and communications with various schools and departments.
Timothy is a double bronco, obtaining his Bachelors in Political Science & Economics from Santa Clara University and his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.