Judith Leonard to head legal team at museum and research organisation
16 Mar 2009by WWL Editorial
The world's largest museum complex and research organisation, the Smithsonian Institution, has named Judith Leonard the new general counsel effective 1 June 2009.
Based in Washington, DC, Leonard will serve as the principal legal adviser to the Smithsonian governing body, the Smithsonian secretary Wayne Clough and other officials.
As part of her new role, she will direct and coordinate all legal matters and prepare legal opinions relevant to the dealings of the Institution, including directing Smithsonian litigation with the Department of Justice and representing the Institution in administrative proceedings.
She will also manage the activities of the office, which consists of 17 lawyers and support staff, as well as outside counsel.
Leonard currently serves as vice president for legal affairs and general counsel at the University of Arizona.