Office of Legal Counsel

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If you would like to contact the Office of Legal Counsel, please call 212-621-3712 or Email us at


Welcome to the homepage of John Jay College’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). Under the leadership of Assistant Vice President and Counsel Rosemarie Maldonado, OLC provides legal advice and guidance to college officials on a wide range of matters affecting John Jay College and its related entities including contracts, labor issues, ethics, requests for information, college governance, policy formulation and compliance, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations. OLC is also responsible for labor relations and represents the College in grievance and disciplinary proceedings. In addition, OLC oversees compliance with non-discrimination laws and policies and conducts investigations of complaints by faculty, staff and students alleging discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Please contact us immediately if you receive any legal document sent to the College such as a complaint, subpoena, a notice of a hearing or a FOIL request. We may be reached at:

Rosemarie Maldonado
Assistant Vice President and Counsel

Silvia Montalban
Assistant Counsel and Director-Compliance & Diversity

Donald Gray
College Labor Designee

Rosa A. Rosario
Confidential Executive Assistant – Compliance and Labor

Deven Fuentes
Coordinator of Accounting and Data Support Services

Please note that the Office of Legal Counsel cannot provide personal legal advice or representation to John Jay faculty members, students or staff.