Attorneys

The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System (Downtown Denver)

Office Address and Contact Info:

475 17th Street, Suite 1550
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: (303) 534-6290
Fax: (303) 534-6298


Jason L. Johnson

General Counsel

jason.johnson@colostate.edu

Principal Practice Areas: General Higher Education Practice

Jason Johnson was appointed as the General Counsel for the Colorado State University System effective January 1, 2017, after serving as the Deputy General Counsel where he had oversight of the provision of legal services to Colorado State University and helped manage and protect the legal interests of the Colorado State University System. Jason earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Pepperdine University in 1995, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver in 1999.  Before joining Colorado State University’s Office of the General Counsel in 2008, Jason worked in Denver practicing commercial and intellectual property litigation, real estate law, and corporate law.  Raised in Fort Collins and a graduate of Fort Collins High School, Jason lives in Fort Collins with his wife and two children.

All Office of the General Counsel staff report to Mr. Johnson.  He has overall responsibility and supervision for all legal matters pertaining to the Board of Governors, the System and the institutions it governs including Colorado State University, CSU-Pueblo and CSU-Global Campus.


Brian Anderson

Research Counsel

Brian.Anderson@colostate.edu

Principal Practice Areas: General Higher Education

Brian earned his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University with a B.A. in Anthropology in 2009 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2015. Prior to joining the General Counsel’s Office at Colorado State University System, Brian worked in sales operations overseeing corporate contracts at Kärcher North America, a large commercial cleaning manufacturing company in Denver. Brian served as an intern for the Honorable Judge Angela Arkin and worked as a Law Clerk for Sherr, Puttmann, Akins, & Lamb PC. Brian worked as Colorado State University System’s Law Clerk prior to becoming Research Counsel.

 

Colorado State University Campus (Fort Collins)

Office Address and Contact Info:   

01 Administration Building
0006 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0006
Phone: (970) 491-6270
Fax: (970) 491-2118


Linda Schutjer

Senior Legal Counsel

Linda.Schutjer@colostate.edu

Principal Practice Areas: Grant/Research Contracts, Research Compliance, Computer/Information Technology, Conflict of Interest, Copyright, Patents , Development/Fundraising/Trusts and Estates, Environmental, Export Control, International/Study Abroad/Immigration, and Tax

Prior to joining the Colorado State University System in 2008, Linda Schutjer spent fourteen years in the General Counsel’s Office at The George Washington University where she worked closely with the Dean of Students and Disability Support Services to address dangerous and distressed students and employees on campus, in addition to being primarily responsible for contract review and technology transfer for that office. Linda holds a J.D. from Temple Law School, graduating magna cum laude, and an M.P.A. and B.A. from Penn State. She has also completed the course work towards her L.L.M. in intellectual property at The George Washington University.


Jean M. Christman

Senior Associate Legal Counsel

Jean.Christman@colostate.edu

Principal Practice Areas: Real Estate, Contracts, General Business Law and Intellectual Property

Prior to joining the Colorado State University System in 2010, Jean was vice president and general counsel for a privately held corporation for 11 years. Prior to that, she practiced law in Denver, Colorado, primarily in the areas of franchise law, intellectual property and corporate law. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Colorado and is a member of the Larimer County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Jean holds a J.D. from the University of Denver and a B.A. from Northern Illinois University.


Jannine R. Mohr 

Senior Associate Legal Counsel 

Jannine.mohr@colostate.edu

Principal Practice Areas: Employment Law and General Litigation

Jannine R. Mohr serves as Senior Associate Legal Counsel, focusing on employment and general litigation matters.  Jannine received her B.A. from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel in 2008, Jannine practiced law in Denver, focusing on commercial and real estate litigation.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.  In addition to her duties in the Office of General Counsel, Jannine teaches The Law in Student Affairs, a graduate level course in the School of Education at Colorado State University.  In 2011, Jannine was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Limited Gaming Commission for a three-year term.  She also serves as a member of KUNC’s Community Advisory Board. 


Joshua Zugish

Senior Associate Legal Counsel

Joshua.zugish@colostate.edu

Principal Practice Areas: Compliance, Construction, Disabilities and Accommodations,Discrimination,Diversity,First Amendment,HIPAA, Insurance, Litigation, Privacy, Sexual Harassment, Student Affairs, Student Records / FERPA, Risk Management, Campus Safety

Joshua Zugish is Associate Legal Counsel with Colorado State University System and works in the Fort Collins office.  Josh provides counsel to the Division of Student Affairs, the academic colleges, Graduate School and Colorado State University Police Department on a wide variety of student issues, risk management, regulatory compliance and litigation matters. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel in 2008, Josh was in private practice as a general civil litigator, primarily in the areas of business and real estate.  Josh currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation.


Grant N. Calhoun

Assistant Legal Counsel

Grant.Calhoun@colostate.edu

Principal practice areas: Contracts, Export Controls, International Transactions

Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel in 2014, Grant served as the Export Control Officer for Colorado State University.  Grant earned his B.A. in Political Geography from Dartmouth, and conducted geopolitical research for a private firm prior to attending law school at the University of Denver.  A Fort Collins native, Grant graduated from Poudre High School and remains active in the community.

 

Colorado State University-Pueblo Campus (Pueblo)

Office Address and Contact Info: 

305 Administration Building
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, Colorado 81001
Phone: (719) 549-2130
Fax: (719) 549-2784


Johnna Doyle

Deputy General Counsel

Johnna.Doyle@colostate.edu

Principal Practice Areas: General Higher Education Practice

Johnna Doyle joined the Office of the General Counsel in October 2011. Previously, she worked for three years in private practice in Wyoming before returning to Pueblo to work in the District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor for five years. Just before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Johnna spent nine years in private practice.  Johnna holds a J.D. from the University of Wyoming and a B.A. from University of Southern Colorado (CSU-Pueblo).