Vice President and General Counsel

Willis WalkerWillis Walker, LL.M., J.D.

Vice President and General Counsel
Office of General Counsel


  • B.A., Political Science, The University of Akron
  • LL.M., Boston University School of Law
  • J.D., The University of Akron School of Law

Job Description

Vice President and General Counsel Walker is responsible for overseeing the legal affairs of the university. The Office of General Counsel provides legal counsel, litigation and legal risk management, contract drafting and review, compliance oversight, preventative advice, and training to deans, chairs and managers in matters of potential legal risk to the university.

Direct Reports

  • Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, David L. Ochmann
  • Sr. Associate General Counsel, Michael Pfahl
  • Sr. Associate General Counsel, Nichole DeCaprio
  • Associate General Counsel, Crystal Burnett
  • Sr. Special Assistant to VP, General Counsel, Stephanie N. Jones
  • Legal Associate, Ekaterina Popova

Contact, 330-672-2982

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