John H. Reilly

Senior Counsel

John H. Reilly has served as counsel to the University at Albany since 1997 and is responsible for all campus legal matters. From 1990-1997, he served as an Associate Counsel with the Office of the University Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs at the System Administration Office of the State University of New York. In that capacity, Reilly was the principal legal liaison between the State University and its 30 community colleges. In addition, he was responsible for real property transactions, employment law and contracting matters involving the University's 29 State-operated campuses.

From 1984 until 1990, Reilly served as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut where his work involved general municipal law on behalf of the town's administrative offices and agencies, its board of education, and legislature.

Reilly earned a bachelor's from Dartmouth College in 1978 and a J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1983. Immediately following law school, Reilly served as Clerk for the Chief Administrative Judge of the Stamford/Norwalk, Connecticut Judicial District. Reilly is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. He is a recipient of the 2006 Excellence in Professional Service Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence.