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New LSU General Counsel Can’t Practice Law in Louisiana

By on April 13, 2015 in Education, General Counsel

LSU-System-logoThe Louisiana State University System’s newly hired, $270,000-a-year general counsel does not have a license to practice law in Louisiana, reports the New Orleans Advocate.

New GC Thomas Skinner officially started work in January, leaving a Chicago law firm, where he specialized in regulatory and environmental matters.

The GC’s inability to litigate won’t be a problem for the system, says Daniel T. Layzell, the university’s new vice president for finance and administration. “We hired him to oversee our legal strategy, the legal needs of the university.”

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