Larry Y. Chan has been named Wright State University’s new vice president for legal affairs and general counsel effective March 1, 2016.
Chan has more than 10 years of work experience in higher education law at Bowling Green State University as associate general counsel. He has worked on a broad range of legal tasks, including governmental compliance, business contracts, employment law, intellectual property, student affairs, public records, medical malpractice litigation, unemployment claims and internal investigation matters.
Prior to Bowling Green, Chan worked in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Court of Claims Defense Section, where he represented state agencies and universities on claims involving employment discrimination, breach of contract, premises liability, tort, medical malpractice and other cases. Before that, he was in the attorney general’s Civil Rights Section, where he handled discrimination complaints brought before the courts and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
Chan has also worked at a private legal practice in Cleveland, specializing in immigration law.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in international studies from The Ohio State University and his law degree from Cleveland State University in 1981.