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Mark Righter

Senior University Counsel


Mark received his J.D. from Vermont Law School, where he served as the Articles Editor of the Vermont Law Review, and he received his B.S. from Juniata College in Cellular Physiology. Immediately prior to joining NYU in 2010, Mark was a Managing Partner and Shareholder of McQuaide Blasko, where he served as an attorney for 25 years.  Previously, he was a law clerk to the Hon. Charles C. Brown, Jr., President Judge for the 49th Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

Mark is a member of a number of professional organizations, including: American Corporate Counsel of Greater NY; Association of University Technology Managers; and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He is a frequent author and invited lecturer, including at the NYU School of Law, on technology transfer, copyright, and startup companies. Mark served for 15 years as counsel to the Ben Franklin Technology Center for Central and Northern PA, and has created, and served as counsel to, numerous successful startup companies. Mark has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts, including in the fields of professional negligence and intellectual property.  Mark has served on the Board of Directors for many organizations, including: United Way of Centre County, Tides Foundation, Inc., Smart Start Centre County, and Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania.

Assistant: Christina Duncker
Tel: 212-998-2170

Key People

In Office of General Counsel

Pietrina Scaraglino

Deputy General Counsel and Associate Secretary


Annette Johnson

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, NYU Langone Health and Senior Counsel, NYU School of Medicine