Practice Areas

Carlos B. Castillo, General Counsel
  •  Governance
  • Major Transactions, including research endeavors
  • Ethics
  • Political Activity
Liz Marston, Deputy General Counsel
  • Human Resources (other than faculty personnel matters)
  • Student Affairs
  • Police
  • China
Rafael G. Prohias, Senior University Counsel
  • Charitable Giving
  • Museums
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Sponsorship Agreements
  • Athletics
  • Other Major Transactions
Val Aubourg, Sr. University Counsel & Chief Legal Officer
Wendy Vargas, Associate General Counsel
Iris Elijah, Associate General Counsel
Vilma Mesa, Assistant General Counsel
Diana Firvida-Oliva, Assistant General Counsel

Works in the Division of Research and has a split assignment.  Reports to the Office of General Counsel when handling legal matters.

  • Research matters with an emphasis on compliance and contracting
Eli Deville, Departmental Administrator
  • Budget & Personnel
  • Regulation Development Procedures
  • Signature Delegations
Lizvette Torres, Paralegal

Supervising Attorney: Liz Marston.

  • 3rd Party Subpoenas
  • Garnishments
  • Bankruptcies
  • Public Records Requests
Charmaine Cavé, Senior Administrative Assistant

Supervising Attorney: Ralph Prohias for Academic Contracts; Wendi Appelbaum for South Beach Wine and Food Festival Contracts; and Wendy Vargas for Premises Use Agreements.

  • South Beach Wine & Food Festival Agreements
  • Academic Agreements (other than Purchasing)
  • Dual Enrollment Agreements
  • International Exchange Agreements
  • Internship Agreements (outside Academic Health Center)
  • Premises Use Agreements