Special Counsel to the President

About Us

Welcome to the office of the Special Counsel. The office provides a wide variety of legal services and support to the President, Lehman College officials, departments and offices of the college, and related entities.

Mary Rogan, the college's Special Counsel and Labor Designee, serves as Lehman's Records Access Officer; Ethics Officer; Secretary of the Faculty Personnel and Budget; Secretary of the college Senate; and Liaison to the following: CUNY General Counsel, Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, the University's office of Human Resources Management, and the office of Labor Relations. Mary Rogan also acts as a hearing officer, and represents the college in matters relating to employee disciplinary and grievance proceedings. The Special Counsel's responsibilities include, but are not limited to: litigation, compliance and contractual agreements, employment and labor law, the investigation of complaints, governance, immigration, employee grievances, student disciplinary appeals, and the provision of records inquired for or required at legal proceedings.

We hope that this Website and the links we provide will be useful to the college community.

Contact us immediately if you receive any legal document such as a complaint, subpoena (for documents or to appear in a proceeding), or a notice of a hearing.

We may be reached by phone at 718-960-8559, or contact us by e-mail at Special.Counsel@lehman.cuny.edu.

Mission Statement

The Office of the Special Counsel to the President for Legal Affairs and Labor Relations endeavors to support the dynamic educational environment of the college by providing timely reliable advice, advocacy and other services concerning a range of legal, labor relations, and governance matters. We are committed to advancing the college’s mission in a manner that is in accord with the highest standards of integrity personified by the college’s namesake, Herbert H. Lehman.

Disclaimer: The material contained on this site is provided for informational purposes to the Lehman College community. Nothing contained in this site and its related links may be construed as legal advice from the Special Counsel’s Office. Members of the Lehman College community should consult this office directly on specific legal issues.


Last modified: Jun 23, 2014

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