Michael Raeber Named UGA Director of Legal Affairs

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The University of Georgia has named a new executive director of legal affairs: Michael M. Raeber, a partner in the business litigation group at King & Spalding.

“I am very pleased that we have hired an exceptionally gifted lawyer to lead the Office of Legal Affairs,” UGA president Jere W. Morehead said in a statement. “Mike Raeber is recognized as one of the most outstanding lawyers in this state, and he will be a key advisor in my administration.”

Raeber joined King & firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2002. A specialist in complex corporate litigation, he has served as lead counsel in cases involving real estate, insurance coverage, employment, accounting, and contractual interpretation. Before joining King & Spalding, he clerked for Justice George T. Smith of the Georgia Supreme Court and Judge Stanley F. Birch, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

  Raeber is a 1993 cum laude graduate of the UGA School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review. “I am deeply honored and excited about the opportunity to return to Athens and serve an institution that has played such an important role in my life,” said Raeber. “I’m grateful for the confidence President Morehead and the administration have placed in me, and I look forward to working with them to help protect and enhance the reputation and interests of the University.”

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