2008
Veteran employment attorney named general counsel at Benedictine

Veteran employment attorney named general counsel at Benedictine
October 22, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Neil G. Wolf, a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) who has extensive knowledge of employment law matters and other legal issues pertinent to higher education, has been named General Counsel for Benedictine University. Wolf is an employment and labor attorney with almost 20 years of experience representing businesses and organizations in state and federal court on a broad range of employment law matters. Wolf has represented Benedictine University in employment and a variety of other legal matters since 1999. “In light of our growth and increasingly global presence, the University needs an experienced lawyer on its management team,” said Benedictine University Executive Vice President Charles Gregory. “We are extremely pleased to bring Neil on board with his knowledge of Benedictine and commitment to our mission.” As General Counsel, Wolf will provide advice on a broad range of legal issues affecting the University including labor and employment, litigation, investigations, student issues, non-profit law, academic freedom, privacy, intellectual property, safety and environmental law, research and other compliance, and preparation and review of contracts and policies. A frequent presenter of management and employee training seminars for clients on many issues of employment law compliance such as preventing harassment and discrimination, Wolf has also been a guest lecturer in Benedictine’s Master of Business Administration program and is active in NACUA’s continuing legal education programs. Wolf is Of Counsel with the law firm of SmithAmundsen LLP in Chicago. A graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Wolf earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from DePaul University College of Law where he was Article and Note editor of the DePaul Law Review.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.