About Us

The staff of the Office of the General Counsel is responsible for preparation and review of University contracts and agreements and policies, representing the University in legal proceedings, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, providing legal advice to the University, and providing general support consistent with the University mission.


Avis Russell, Esq., General Counsel
Marko Jankovic, Esq. – Associate General Counsel
Elizabeth Thompson- Staff Assistant

Office of The General Counsel

Office Location
Building 39, Room 301 R
p | 202.274.5400

f | 202.274.5320

Avis Russell, Esq.,
General Counsel

Marko Jankovic, Esq.,
Associate General Counsel

Elizabeth E. Thompson,
Staff Assistant