Madelyn Wessel

University Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation
Cornell University

Madelyn Wessel is the University Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation for Cornell University. She served previously at Virginia Commonwealth University as the University Counsel and at the University of Virginia as Associate GC. Madelyn was the Chief Deputy City Attorney for the City of Portland, Oregon and served on the Board of Directors of NACUA from 2013-2016. Madelyn has authored dozens of papers and presentations in areas ranging from intellectual property law and data security, to student mental health, constitutional law, civil rights, and employment. Madelyn holds a BA with Honors from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Boston University.