The Office of the General Counsel is the legal counsel for the University, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Health Care, and all related entities. Staff, faculty and students may not employ outside attorneys to represent or provide legal services to any of these entities. The decision to retain outside counsel resides with the Vice President and General Counsel. In addition, only the Vice President and General Counsel and her attorney staff or Director of Legal Services has the authority to enter into contracts for services with partner law firms. For further information please contact us at (650) 723-9611.