TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University President Eric J. Barron has named Carolyn Egan to the position of general counsel and special counsel to the president.
Egan, who began working at Florida State as associate general counsel in 2007, has served as interim general counsel since Jan. 1 upon the retirement of former General Counsel Betty Steffens.
As general counsel, Egan is responsible for providing advice and counsel to Florida State’s Board of Trustees and to university administrators on a wide array of legal issues, while providing oversight to the university’s legal staff.
As associate general counsel, Egan served as the university’s lead attorney on a number of issues, particularly those pertaining to labor relations and employment law.
Prior to working at Florida State, Egan was a partner with Johnson, Anselmo, Murdoch, Burke, Piper & McDuff, P.A., a Fort Lauderdale-based law firm focusing primarily on defending public employers in employment discrimination, wage and hour, and civil rights litigation, arbitration and appeals; and conducting U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations and responding to charges of discrimination on behalf of local government entities in litigation matters.
Egan, a two-time Florida State alumna, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication in 1994 and a law degree in 1998.