In March 2015, Mark DiVincenzo was appointed Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. DiVincenzo joined MIT in 2001 as litigation and risk management counsel and was appointed deputy general counsel in 2007. As deputy general counsel, he played a key role in the management of legal services for MIT and was primarily responsible for the management of the Institute’s legal process and litigation; served as the Institute’s senior student life and employment counsel and advised the Institute on various policy, risk and compliance issues.

As Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. DiVincenzo serves as a senior advisor to the President and as the Institute’s chief legal officer, responsible for shaping MIT’s approach to the legal and regulatory affairs. In addition to the Office of the General Counsel, the Institute risk officer and Risk Management & Compliance Services reports to Mr. DiVincenzo.

Prior to joining MIT, Mr. DiVincenzo practiced law with the firm Burns and Levinson as a business litigator and trial attorney, and then with the Boston office of Jackson Lewis, a national labor and employment law firm. Mr. DiVincenzo graduated from Boston College in 1985 with a BA in political science, magna cum laude, and received his law degree from the Cornell Law School in 1988. He is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the College and University Law Section of the Boston Bar Association.