Office of the General Counsel

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Welcome to Claremont McKenna College’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The purpose of this website is to familiarize the CMC community with our office and its services. The OGC reports to Matthew Bibbens, General Counsel and Secretary of the College, and is responsible for overseeing the following areas at the College:

The OGC is the legal advisor to the College and is responsible for addressing all of the legal issues arising out of the activities of CMC, its various departments, institutes, and programs. Our mission is to educate our community as to the laws applicable to College’s operations, to solve legal problems and facilitate transactions, and to provide advice and representation to help members of our community fulfill their missions and meet their goals. Please note that the OGC may not provide legal advice or services to members of the CMC community in their individual capacity.

The Office of the Board of Trustees is located within the OGC. Matthew Bibbens, in addition to serving as General Counsel, is also Secretary of the College. The Secretary of the College is responsible for the governance matters involving the Board of Trustees and is the official record keeper for the proceedings of the Board of Trustee meetings.

The Office of Ethics and Compliance is also located within the OGC. Matthew Bibbens, General Counsel and Secretary of the College, oversees the College's Ethics and Compliance Program (ECP). The ECP is an initiative committed to advancing the highest standards of ethics, integrity, honesty, and to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies. The ECP coordinates and supports compliance efforts and offices across the College that provide expertise, resources, policies and procedures and training related to the numerous laws and regulations that apply to the broad activities performed at CMC. Link to Ethics and Compliance