Changes to the General Counsel’s Office

Dec. 10, 2013

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

After nearly twenty-two years at Brandeis, Senior Vice President and General Counsel Judith R. Sizer will be stepping down at the end of this month to join the education practice at Rose, Chinitz & Rose, a leading Boston law firm.  During her long tenure at Brandeis, Judy has served the university with energy and distinction, providing valuable counsel and support to trustees, faculty, students and staff.

I am pleased to announce that Steven S. Locke, currently the deputy general counsel, will succeed Judy as general counsel following confirmation of his appointment by the Board of Trustees in January.  Steve came to Brandeis in 2005 after a stint as general counsel at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and has become a trusted advocate and advisor to many Brandeis colleagues in the years since then.  Please join me in congratulating Steve on his new responsibilities as a key member of the Senior Management Team.

The General Counsel’s office will report to David Bunis ’83. In addition to his current duties, David will serve as the university’s chief risk management officer and will continue to oversee the Office of Institutional Research.  He will also continue to serve as assistant secretary and clerk of the Corporation of Brandeis University. David’s new title will be senior vice president and chief legal officer.

In place of a going away party, Judy has asked that friends and colleagues should stop by her office to wish her well and sign a framed photo for her new office.  

On behalf of a grateful university, please join me in thanking Judy and wishing her well as she pursues this exciting new step in her career.


Frederick M. Lawrence
President and Professor of Politics