Monday Afternoon Learning Opps

Crossing Borders: Working with your General Counsel on International Operations

  • Monday, July 31
  • 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 205B
  • SK


William Ferreira


Hogan Lovells

Washington, District of Columbia

Mary Catherine (MC) Gaisbauer

Assistant Controller, Contracts & Grants Accounting

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Katherine Morga


Hogan Lovells US LLP

Washington, District Of Columbia


Universities and colleges have a great deal to consider when establishing international programs and operations. Working closely with your Office of General Counsel helps to avoid common pitfalls in overseas academic and research initiatives. This session provides practical pointers and lessons learned to institutions looking to establish or maintain activities abroad. Discussion will cover the following topics as they pertain to university international operation:

-Establishing a foreign office or site

-Establishing legal entities abroad

-Employment-related issues

-Implications of federal funding or sponsorship


Learning Objectives

  • Identify core challenges pertinent to establishing or maintaining international operations.
  • Evaluate options to avoid common pitfalls and pratfalls.
  • Work effectively with the Office of General Counsel.