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Jackie has served as Indiana University’s Vice President and General Counsel since July 1, 2012. She serves as chief legal officer, representing and directing representation of Indiana University in all legal matters. She is legal advisor to the President, The Board of Trustees, and senior university administrators, as well as primary resource person on legal matters of institutional procedure and governance.
Jackie directs the University’s in-house counsels and outside counsel retained to represent the university’s interests, and she supervises other offices as assigned by the President, including Internal Audit, Affirmative Action, and Student Welfare. She has used her prior experience in private practice to implement technology changes which have resulted in cost savings and workload efficiences. As a result, our in-house counsel have been able to focus on more complex service areas and have broadened the scope of services provided.
Prior to coming to Indiana University, Jackie practiced law with Faegre Baker Daniels where she became managing partner of the Indianapolis office after having served as practice group leader of the firm’s international practice area. She worked closely with numerous universities and for-profit educational institutions regarding establishment of global alliances, contracts, environmental matters, international employment, and technology licensing issues.
Joining Reilly Industries, Inc. in 1994, Jackie served as General Counsel, providing legal counsel to the corporation and its Board of Directors and managing all legal matters for the corporation. Subsequently, she became Vice President and General Manager in 2001, administering all aspects of sales, manufacturing, commercial negotiations, and global profits and losses for three strategic business units.
Jackie has been an adjunct faculty member in the Indiana University Maurer School of Law since 1991, teaching a variety of environmental-related courses. She has also taught at the Lex Mundi Institute in California. Additionally, Jackie currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, and the Indiana University Foundation Women’s Philanthropy Council, of which she is a founding member. She is also a member of the American Law Institute.
Jackie received a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame and earned her J.D. with honors from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Jackie has received numerous honors including being named a “Woman of Influence” and being inducted into the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows, the highest honor given by the Indiana University Maurer School of Law to its alums.