About Us

Lisa Brown headshotLisa Brown
Vice President & General Counsel
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-6457
Email: lbrown@georgetown.edu

Lisa joined the University in March 2013.  As Vice President and General Counsel, Lisa provides general legal counsel to the President, the University's governing boards, and its senior academic and administrative officers; advises on the legal implications of University policy and decision-making; and manages the team of lawyers and administrative professionals who serve in the Office of University Counsel. Prior to joining Georgetown, Lisa served in the Administration of President Obama, first as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary in the White House, and then as Acting Chief Performance Officer at the Office of Management and Budget. She had previously served as Co-Director of Agency Review for the Obama-Biden Transition Project. Prior to joining the Transition, Lisa served for six years as the Executive Director of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. During the Administration of President Clinton, Lisa was Counsel to Vice President Gore and a member of the Executive Board of the President’s Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities. She also served as an Attorney Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice. Before entering the government, Lisa was a partner at the Washington law firm of Shea & Gardner. Lisa clerked for the Honorable John C. Godbold on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with a degree in political economy, and earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School where she graduated with Honors and served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum.

Adam Adler headshotAdam R. Adler 
University Counsel
Areas of Focus: student affairs, academics and welfare
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-4158
Email: adam.adler@georgetown.edu

Adam joined the University in January 2011. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Adam was an associate with the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York, N.Y. Adam received his undergraduate degree in Finance and Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Kelly Blevins headshotKelly C. Blevins
University Counsel
Areas of Focus: medical center issues, research, regulatory compliance, general contract review
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-8562
Email: kcb27@georgetown.edu

Kelly joined the University in 2006. Prior to coming to Georgetown, she was an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. Kelly received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and English from Villanova University and her law degree from Harvard Law School.

Elizabeth Decherd headshotElizabeth Anderson Decherd 
University Counsel
Areas of Focus: transactional work, advancement, international matters and investment agreements 
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-2638
Email: elizabeth.decherd@georgetown.edu

Elizabeth joined the University in February 2011 from the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she counseled private investment firms with respect to private equity and hedge fund formation and operations and public companies with respect to matters of compliance with federal securities laws. Before joining Gibson Dunn, she practiced in the corporate department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. Elizabeth received her undergraduate degree in English from Davidson College and her master of arts in English and law degree from Duke University.

Paul Greco headshotPaul Greco
University Counsel
Areas of Focus: intellectual property (trademark, copyright, technology licensing and patents), business and commercial transactions, litigation
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-2835
Email: paul.greco@georgetown.edu

Paul joined the University in early 2007. Before coming to Georgetown, Paul served for six years as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of PBS, where he provided legal support and counsel on a wide range of legal and business issues including structuring and negotiating complex business transactions; trademark, copyright and intellectual property; media and entertainment; technology and Internet-related issues; and complex commercial litigation and risk management. Paul also previously served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of CAIS Internet, a Nasdaq Internet service and broadband solutions provider headquartered in Washington, DC. Paul began his in-house legal career after more than a decade of law firm practice, most recently with Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. He earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1989 and his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, from the George Washington University.

Megan Pritts headshotMegan Pritts
University Counsel
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-7652
Email: megan.pritts@georgetown.edu

Megan joined the University in 2014.  Prior to coming to Georgetown, she served for seven years as an Associate General Counsel at the University of South Florida, specializing in employment matters.  Megan also previously worked in private practice in the areas of labor and employment law.  She received her undergraduate degree in English from Florida State University and her law degree from the University of Georgia.  While in law school, Megan was an Articles Editor of the Georgia Law Review. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Coif. 

Joshua Dermott headshot

Joshua L. Dermott
Associate Counsel
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-2834
Email: joshua.dermott@georgetown.edu

Josh Dermott joined the University in March 2014.  Prior to coming to Georgetown, Josh served as Associate Director of Legal Resources for the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), a professional association dedicated to advancing the effective practice of higher education attorneys.  Before that, Josh practiced as an associate in the Washington, DC office of Crowell & Moring LLP.  Josh earned his law degree from American University and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame, where he was captain of the swim team.

Claudia Halasz HeadshotClaudia Halasz
Staff  Attorney
202 Healy Hall 
Phone: (202) 687-2626
Email: claudia.halasz@georgetown.edu 

Claudia joined the University in February 2018.  Prior to coming to Georgetown, Claudia practiced as an associate in the Denver office of Jackson Lewis P.C. in the affirmative action and pay equity practice groups.  Before that, Claudia served as Assistant University Counsel at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, focusing on employment matters, Title IX and regulatory compliance, and contract law.  Claudia earned her undergraduate degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley and her law degree from American University.  While in law school, Claudia was Senior Articles Editor of the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law. 

Stefan Lefebvre
Staff  Attorney
202 Healy Hall 
Phone: (202) 687-9814
Email: stefan.lefebvre@georgetown.edu

Stef joined the University in July 2017.  Prior to coming to Georgetown, Stef was an associate in the Boston, and then Washington, DC, offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he worked on a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture financings and other partnering and licensing transactions.  Stef received his law degree from Boston University and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Haverford College, where he was a member of the baseball team. 

Jose Madrid
Litigation Manager
202 Healy Hall
Phone: (202) 687-5365
Email: jmadrid@georgetown.edu

Jose joined the Office of University Counsel in July 2014. He drafts and reviews contracts, performs legal and policy research, works on international initiatives, prodvides administrative support, and manages special projects. Jose received his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Georgetown University.

Office of General Counsel Contact Information:

Office of General Counsel
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, N.W.
202 Healy Hall
Washington, D.C. 20057-1246
Telephone: 202-687-6457