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Geraldine Gauthier

Geraldine Gauthier

Geraldine Gauthier joined the Office of General Counsel in 2011.  Her portfolio includes transactional matters for SUNY System Administration, Empire State College, SUNY Canton, Potsdam and Oneonta, and University-wide Freedom of Information Law matters.  Before joining SUNY, she practiced product liability and insurance defense litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City; real property development, zoning and SEQRA at Gilberti, Stinziano, Heintz & Smith in Albany; and was staff attorney for the Public Utility Law Project in Albany.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of Brooklyn Law School and was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review.  She studied International Law at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China and European Union Law at the University of Vienna Law School in Austria.  Her undergraduate degree in Business Administration was conferred summa cum laude from Baker College.  Before receiving her law degree, she was an investigator for the Vermont Attorney General, a litigation paralegal; and Executive Director of a Vermont nonprofit social services organization.  She has held adjunct professor appointments at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Bryant & Stratton College and Baker College, and has served on the Editorial Board of the National Association of Colleges and University Attorneys’ 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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