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Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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Stephen Sencer
Senior Vice
President and
General Counsel

Stephen D. Sencer is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Emory University. Mr. Sencer joined the Emory Office of General Counsel in 2001, and became the Deputy General Counsel for non-healthcare affairs in 2002.

Prior to joining Emory’s legal team, Mr. Sencer was in private practice at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and King & Spalding in Atlanta.  His practice focus was government investigations and complex litigation.  He also spent two years as a state prosecutor in DeKalb County.

Mr. Sencer graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Michigan Law School where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review. After law school, Mr. Sencer was a clerk for the Judge Amalya Kearse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City.  Mr. Sencer earned his bachelors degree, with Honors, from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

At Emory, Mr. Sencer has specialized in legal issues relating to technology transfer, scientific research, and risk management. He represented Emory in its $525 million sale of the Emtriva royalty stream, and has advised on the negotiation of technology licenses, new company formation, and license enforcement.  In recent years he has led a university study group on the future development of the Clifton Road corridor, helped created Emory’s Enterprise Risk Management process, and co-founded the Emory-South Africa Drug Discovery Training Program.  He has been an adjunct professor at Emory Law School, and is a Senior Fellow in the Emory Global Health Institute.