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Geraldine Gauthier

Geraldine Gauthier

Geraldine Gauthier joined the Office of General Counsel in 2011.  Before joining SUNY, she practiced product liability and insurance defense litigation at a large private firm in New York City; environmental defense, zoning, and SEQRA litigation at an Albany firm; and was staff attorney for a statewide energy and utility legal services organization based in Albany.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of Brooklyn Law School, with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Baker College.   Before receiving her law degree, she was an investigator for the Vermont Attorney General charged with investigation and settlement of employment discrimination complaints, and Executive Director of a Vermont nonprofit social services organization.  She has held appointments as adjunct professor at several colleges teaching philosophy of law, legal ethics, employment law and business, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of College and University Law.


Geraldine Gauthier and Karen Richards, Liability of Health Care Providers for the Emotional Injuries of “Bystanders”, Health Law Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, Fall 2013

Geraldine Gauthier, Dangerous Liaisons: Attorney-Client Privilege, the Crime-Fraud Exception, ABA Model Rule 1.6 and Post-September 11 Counter-Terrorist Measures, 68 Brooklyn Law Review. 351, 2002

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