Press Release
February 27, 2014

Goodwin Procter Hosts Alumni Panel on Legal Positions in Higher Education


On January 29, Goodwin hosted a panel discussion on legal careers in higher education as part of its Alumni Showcase series. Panelists included former Goodwin attorneys Christine Hughes and Jay Wilcoxson. The panel, which covered topics such as working with clients in academia and the differences between big firm practice and working in-house at academic institutions, was moderated by IP litigation partner Daryl Wiesen.

Ms. Hughes is Vice President and General Counsel at Emerson College, where she is responsible for the legal and police departments. She has held this position since 2004. Ms. Hughes began her legal career as an associate in Goodwin’s real estate practice after which she spent four years at Hale and Dorr. In 1987 she joined Harvard University as a University Attorney and later became a Senior Assistant Attorney at the University of Washington in Washington state. She was also previously General Counsel of the New England Legal Foundation. Ms. Hughes is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia Law School.

Mr. Wilcoxson is Counsel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his role, he is responsible for managing MIT’s legal process and litigation and providing advice in connection with school affairs and student life issues. He joined the Institute’s Office of the General Counsel in August of 2007. Prior to joining, Mr. Wilcoxson was a litigation partner at Goodwin. He joined the firm in 1997 and became partner in 2005. Mr. Wilcoxson graduated from the University of Vermont and Boston University School of Law.

The Alumni Showcase series is an ongoing initiative focused on engaging distinguished Goodwin alumni in conversation with current firm attorneys.

For more information about Goodwin alumni programming, please contact Maureen Shea.

Alumni Panel