Northwestern’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) has announced three staff promotions, effective Jan. 1.
The office counsels and advises trustees, administrators, faculty and staff — all in their official capacities — on issues impacting Northwestern on a broad range of topics. OGC also represents the University in litigated matters as well as monitors and educates the University community on legal issues affecting the higher education community.
Priya Harjani has been promoted to senior associate vice president and deputy general counsel. She previously served as associate vice president and deputy general counsel. A graduate of Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law, Harjani has been an attorney with OGC since 2004. She regularly counsels senior leaders on a wide variety of issues affecting higher education as well as handles high-profile litigation matters for the university. In addition to her work at OGC, Harjani serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).
Matthew Kopp has been promoted to senior associate general counsel. Matt joined Northwestern’s Office of General Counsel in 2018 as an associate general counsel. His principal areas of responsibility focus on transactional, corporate and contractual matters, including facilities, real estate, athletics, governance, finance and general corporate counseling and advice. Kopp has a strong passion for secondary and higher education matters and policies and is a member of NACUA.
Thalia Myrianthopoulos has been promoted to senior associate general counsel. She joined OGC in 2016 and has served as associate general counsel. Her principal areas of responsibility are litigation, investigations, employee benefits and research and regulatory matters, including matters related to sponsored research and research integrity. She serves as legal counsel to the Northwestern University Retirement Investment Committee (NURIC) and the Northwestern University Welfare Plan Administrators (NUWPA). She is a member of the University’s Compliance Committee.
Visit the Office of General Counsel website to learn more.