Donald M. Remy, Esq.
General Counsel And Vice President Of Legal Affairs - NCAA
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Late this spring, Donald M. Remy took the helm of the NCAA's legal department as General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs. As the Association’s chief legal officer, Remy is a member of the senior management group and directs the NCAA’s internal and external legal teams. He was a former partner at the global law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, where he specialized in litigation. President of the NCCA Mark Emmert reported that “Donald’s selection resulted from an extensive national search and I found his formidable legal talents, coupled with his longstanding commitment to amateur athletics, make him the ideal candidate for serving on my team and leading the NCAA’s legal department.” Emmert further stated that he is excited about Remy joining the NCCA and that he looks forward to the wealth of experience, leadership and energy Remey brings to the job.” Remy oversee all aspects of the NCAA’s legal program, including litigation response, contract negotiations, and counsel to membership on Association issues. Prior to joining the NCCAA, Remy represented individuals and corporate clients in sophisticated investigations and proceedings involving compliance with international business statutes. He also worked on complex civil litigation, and assisted companies in disputes involving contracts with the federal government. Remy was the chair of Latham & Watkins’ Aerospace, Defense, & Government Services Industry Group and was a member of the Global Recruiting Committee. He previously held positions including deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice; assistant to the General Counsel of the Army; law clerk to the 6th Circuit United States Court of Appeals; and senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at Fannie Mae. The Louisiana native has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana State University and a juris doctorate from the Howard University School of Law. He currently resides in Virginia, where he has been an amateur athletic coach for a decade.