Legal Affairs

Working closely with the Office of General Counsel in New York, Legal Affairs at NYU Abu Dhabi provides legal services to NYU Abu Dhabi responding to its University clients, providing timely and expert legal advice and guidance to the University, in support of NYU Abu Dhabi's educational goals and objectives. The office consists of attorneys and administrative staff and have the sole discretion to interview and retain outside legal counsel for NYU Abu Dhabi. The office provides reliable and professional advice with respect to all NYU Abu Dhabi matters including:

  • NYU Abu Dhabi's mission of teaching, research, and service;
  • advising and supporting NYU Abu Dhabi personnel to ensure excellence in fulfilling their legal and ethical obligations;
  • facilitating all aspects of transactions at the University as necessary or appropriate;
  • representing the University as legal counsel with government authorities;
  • facilitating communications, where appropriate, among various University departments and schools in the context of legal matters; and 
  • serving as the point of contact for all interaction with outside counsel, who may be retained by the Office of General Counsel in its sole discretion.

Key People

Maheen Pfeffer

Associate General Counsel