Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Office of the General Counsel (, I am pleased to share with you the 2019-2020 Faculty Resource Guide. Many units from across the campus contributed to this resource, and we all stand ready to support your teaching, research, outreach, and engagement activities. A PDF version of the Guide is attached to this message, and an on-line version is available at

The Office of General Counsel is your in-house law firm, and we are dedicated to helping you meet your strategic and operational goals. Our team provides analysis and guidance to help you navigate the legal and regulatory issues that may impact your work. It is a privilege to have you as our client.

If you need our assistance, please email me at poterala [at] umd [dot] edu, and a member of our office will follow up with you promptly. Please also contact us if you have suggestions for how to make the Faculty Resource Guide a more useful resource. We look forward to working with you and extend our best wishes for a successful academic year.


Mike Poterala
Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel