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Michael Poterala

Michael Poterala

Michael Poterala

Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief Counsel

Mike Poterala serves as an advisor and counselor to President Darryll J. Pines and other university officials on strategic, legal, policy and risk management issues. He leads a team of nine attorneys and manages the university's outside counsel. Poterala is a member of the Athletics Councils, chairs the Big Ten Academic Alliance General Counsel group, and is a board member for the College Park Academy.

Poterala previously served in senior legal and administrative positions at North Carolina State University and Michigan State University. He began his legal career in private practice in the Detroit area, where he served most notably as the Michigan general counsel for the Motion Picture Association of America. Poterala is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he obtained degrees in law and in finance.

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