THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
901 S. Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 / Fax: 443-287-9920
April 22, 2013
CONTACT: Dennis O’Shea
Mark B. Rotenberg has been appointed vice president and general counsel of The Johns Hopkins University, responsible for all university legal matters.
Rotenberg will join Johns Hopkins June 3 from the University of Minnesota, where he has been general counsel for more than 20 years. He succeeds Stephen S. Dunham, who left last summer to become vice president and general counsel at Pennsylvania State University. Deputy General Counsel Frederick G. Savage has served on an interim basis.
“I have no doubt our university community will find Mark as I’ve found him: professional and energetic, with a strong legal mind and impressive leadership qualities,” President Ronald J. Daniels said. “He will be a welcome addition to our senior leadership team.”
Rotenberg has argued and won cases before the U.S. and Minnesota supreme courts and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, among others. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a frequent speaker at conferences and meetings of college and university attorneys, and active in leadership roles for numerous political, educational, and religious nonprofit organizations.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in politics and American history at Brandeis University, and his law, Master of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees from Columbia University’s joint program in law and American history. He was editor of the Columbia Law Review and clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Subsequently, Rotenberg worked for four years in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel before returning to his native Minnesota. There, he entered private practice, becoming a partner at Dorsey & Whitney. In 1992, he was appointed general counsel of the University of Minnesota.
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