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 Marie Russell, Esq. –  General Counsel
Adebola Aina, Esq. – Assistant General Counsel
Jefferey Zinn, Esq. – Assistant General Counsel
Marie Jeanty – Administrative Assistant
Monica Price-Thomas – Administrative Assistant

Office of The General Counsel

Office Location
Building 39, Room 301 R
p | 202.274.5400

f | 202.274.5320

Avis Marie Russell, Esq.
General Counsel

Erica Wright, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel

Thomas Redmond, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel

Monica Price-Thomas
Administrative Assistants
Executive Services Unit