General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to the University of San Francisco. The purpose of this website is to familiarize the University community with our office and its services. In addition, we answer frequently asked questions and provide links to University and legal resources. We hope this website provides a valuable first resource on legal matters related to USF.

The OGC is also responsible for employee and labor relations. Our office is in charge of negotiations and implementation of policies/procedures associated with collective bargaining, contract implementation, conflict resolution, administration, disciplinary and arbitration matters for represented faculty and staff at USF.

The OGC oversees Human Resources (HR). Our office works very closely with HR on protocol and policy development, staff and faculty compensation and benefits, and coordination of insurance and compliance matters.

Contact Us

University of San Francisco
Office of the General Counsel
101 Howard Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 422-6822

Donna Davis
General Counsel

Joe Tackett
Assistant General Counsel

David Philpott
Director, Employee and Labor Relations
(415) 422-2458

Paola Caoile
Assistant to the General Counsel
(415) 422-2462