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Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel provides legal counsel, guidance, risk management strategies, and policy analysis to the University.  

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Information & Resources

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Policy Directory

The Policy Directory includes both university and department policies. However, it is not inclusive list, and you are encouraged to contact the Office of General Counsel or individual departments regarding additional existing policies. 

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Creating a Policy

Creating a policy documents are housed in myWentworth.

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International Employees

Wentworth Institute of Technology welcomes international faculty, staff, and visiting scholars from around the world who enrich our community. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) supports these scholars and their hiring or host departments by assisting with immigration-related matters and providing information to help scholars and their families settle into Wentworth and the surrounding community. 

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Bylaws include:

  • Bylaws Approved by the Board of Trustees
  • Committee Mission Documents 
  • Faculty Senate Bylaws
  • Staff Council Bylaws
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Wentworth’s Contract Approval Policy requires that “All Wentworth Institute of Technology contracts need to be reviewed by the General Counsel’s office or the Director of Compliance and Risk Management and must be signed by an authorized signatory of the Institute, as prescribed by this policy.” 

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Compliance & Risk Management

Contact Us

Lynn McCormick 
General Counsel  
Office: Williston Hall - 201A 
Phone: 617-989-5349 

Brian Burns 
Director of Compliance and Risk Management 
Office: Williston Hall - 201A 
Phone: 617-989-4413 

Beth Devonshire 
Associate General Counsel 
Office: Williston Hall - 201A 
Phone: 617-989-4186