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Top Rutgers Lawyer Leaves For Law Firm Hired to Investigate RU Football Program

Monica Barrett Joined Bond, Schoeneck, & King Attorneys on January 1
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Monica C. Barrett, Rutgers general counsel and interim senior vice president, has joined the law firm that conducted a review of the Rutgers football program last year.

As of January 1, 2016, Barrett joined the higher education practice of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC.

In August 2015, Rutgers retained Bond, Schoeneck and King to review the program following an allegation that a player failed multiple drug tests while on the team and a simple assault charge against wide receiver Leonte Carroo.

Rutgers confirmed the move the following September.

Bond, Schoeneck & King is a full-service law firm. However, they have a strong niche representing universities in athletics-related cases.

Barrett is working in the firm's higher education practice.

She had been at Rutgers since 1996, excluding a six-month stint as executive deputy general counsel for the State University of New York in 2013.

At Rutgers, Barrett was the chief legal officer starting in March 2014. The staff she oversaw represented clients at Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers-Newark, and Rutgers-Camden, which includes two medical schools, one merged law school, two nursing schools, and a dental school.

She also "served as key member on President’s Cabinet and University-wide committees to assess the University’s compliance with various federal and state laws relating to employment, athletics, student affairs, and campus safety," according to her LinkedIn profile.

Barrett was professionally active in the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Neither Rutgers football nor Bond, Schoeneck & King's New York firm offered any comment about the move.