Mr. Univer served the previous 16 years as General Counsel at a major national accounting firm.
In that role, he was responsible for legal and liability insurance matters for the firm, as well as the
retention and supervision of outside counsel. Additionally, he acted in a supervisory capacity in
advising both the firm’s management and its Board on firm structure, risk management, and other
legal matters. He has held previous positions as Assistant General Counsel for a Big Four firm for
which he conducted general litigation and coordinated all government financial institution related
litigation, nationally, and Senior Litigation Associate for one of the largest international law firms in
New York where he conducted litigation through trial and appeal for a diverse array of corporate
and government clients.
His extensive expertise includes professional liability, strategic counseling, compliance design and
supervision, SEC issues, litigation prevention and management, law department administration,
and crisis management and media relations.
Mr. Univer graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College with an A.B. in Political Science, and
received both his J.D. and an LL.M. in Criminal Justice from New York University Law School.
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June 13, 2002