University of Pittsburgh

P. Jerome Richey, ’74, Named University’s General Counsel

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January 30, 2013

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg today announced P. Jerome Richey, a Pitt Law alumnus, will serve as the University of Pittsburgh’s general counsel, effective March 1. Richey has built a distinguished legal career, first as a partner at what is now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, and, most recently, as chief legal officer and executive vice president of CONSOL Energy. Richey succeeds Jerome Cochran, who will continue in his role as executive vice chancellor.

Richey earned both his undergraduate degree, a B.A. in philosophy, and his law degree, a J.D. with honors, from the University of Pittsburgh. “Pitt always has been a very important institution to me, and, particularly in recent years, it has been one of the major engines of progress for this entire region, which has been my lifetime home,” Richey said. “I welcome the opportunity to assume this new role, which positions me to help the University maximize its impact in both education and research.”

The University's Office of General Counsel includes 12 lawyers; the University's research integrity officer; and 10 other employees, including three paralegals.

For more information, view the entire release here.

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