Krislov nominated as general counsel, Barry as deputy general counsel
Krislov nominated as general counsel, Barry as deputy
ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan President Lee C. Bollinger has recommended Marvin Krislov as the U-M’s vice president and general counsel and Elizabeth M. Barry as associate vice president and deputy general counsel. Their appointments, pending approval by the U-M Board of Regents at its Sept. 16-17 meeting, will be effective Nov. 2. Krislov is acting solicitor in the U.S. Department of Labor. Barry now serves as interim co-general counsel at the U-M. “Mr. Krislov brings to Michigan a rich and distinguished record, including trial experience and many years of public service,” Bollinger said. “As acting solicitor in the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., he manages more than 700 employees and an annual budget of $70 million. Previously, Mr. Krislov served as associate counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President, where he handled litigation and policy matters, many relating to higher education, including affirmative action, information policy and immigration.
“Mr. Krislov is highly respected in the legal community,” Bollinger added. “I look forward to working with him and believe that the University will benefit enormously from his legal and administrative skills and personal leadership.” Bollinger said, “Ms. Barry has served with distinction as interim go-general counsel. I am grateful for the strong leadership and oversight Ms. Barry has provided for the University’s legal affairs, particularly the role she has played in organizing the defense of the University’s position on affirmative action. Ms. Barry is an outstanding attorney and a valued member of the University administration.” As vice president and general counsel, Krislov will be responsible for the University’s legal affairs, including establishing goals and strategies; serving as senior legal counsel to the Board of Regents, the University administration and units; and supervising the professional staff required to carry out these activities. He also will manage the University’s relationships with outside counsel.
In his current position and as deputy solicitor for national operations in the Labor Department, Krislov is the primary legal adviser to the Secretary of Labor. He provides legal advice in legislative, regulatory and policy areas, including pension and welfare benefits, safety and health, civil rights, and wage and hours laws.
While a trial attorney in the Criminal Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division in 1989-93, Krislov prosecuted racial violence and police brutality cases in grand jury investigations and at trials throughout the country. He also taught law at the National Law Center at George Washington University in 1991-93.
Krislov received a B.A. degree in economics and political science in 1982 from Yale University. A Rhodes Scholar, he studied at Oxford University’s Magdalen College, where he received an M.S. degree in modern history in 1985. He served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and earned a doctor of laws degree from Yale Law School in 1988. He worked as a law clerk for Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco in 1988-99.
Barry will assist the vice president and general counsel in conducting the legal affairs of the University, and in providing legal advice to the administration on all aspects of law affecting University operations. She will assist the vice president and general counsel in planning, directing and managing the University’s legal affairs. She will serve as general counsel in the absence of the general counsel.
Barry received a B.A. degree from the U-M in 1983 and earned a doctor of laws degree the U-M Law School in 1988. Before returning to the U-M as director of academic human resources in
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