Andreas J. Meyer

University Counsel

Andreas J. Meyer is responsible for the University’s student-related legal matters.  This includes managing litigation, advising on investigations, and providing advice and counsel on a broad range of student affairs issues.

Mr. Meyer rejoined the Office of the General Counsel at USC in 2019 after serving for two years as Associate General Counsel at Chapman University.  In this role, he had oversight responsibility for Chapman’s transactional practice and advised on a broad range of matters, including student affairs, Title IX, employment counseling, sponsored research, faculty affairs, employee benefits, corporate governance, intellectual property, and conflicts of interest.

From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Meyer practiced in the Office of the General Counsel at USC.  His practice included managing a portfolio of high exposure lawsuits and providing advice and counsel on various legal issues ranging from Title IX, athletics, and employee benefits to tax-exempt issues, bond financing, and corporate affiliations and acquisitions.  Mr. Meyer also served for several years as the Assistant Secretary of the University.  Prior to joining USC’s legal team, Mr. Meyer was a corporate associate with the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

Mr. Meyer is actively involved in community and civic activities.  In 2018, he was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the nine member Board of Directors overseeing the Orange County Fair & Event Center, a state agency operating a 150 acre fairgrounds.  Mr. Meyer is president emeritus of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBT advocacy organization, where he served two terms as board president, from 2012 to 2016.  Mr. Meyer is also the founder and president emeritus of the Orange County Lavender Bar Association in Newport Beach, California.

Mr. Meyer earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review and a Clarence Darrow Scholar, and his B.A. in Political Science from USC, magna cum laude.

Erin Snyder