Madelyn A. Reilly, J.D.
Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
A Duquesne School of Law alumna, Madelyn Reilly was named director of risk management at the University in January 2009 and was appointed associate general counsel in October of that year. During her tenure, Reilly has provided counsel in various aspects of legal affairs, including contracts, litigation, regulatory compliance, protection of minors, emergency planning and policy development and implementation.
Prior to her work at Duquesne, Reilly served for more than 15 years in the law department for PPG Industries. She was assistant general counsel of the compliance and enterprise risk section of the law department, where she was responsible for ethics and compliance activities, security, legal training, crisis response and major litigation for global coatings, glass, chemicals and fiberglass manufacturing operations. Reilly also served as PPG Industries' senior counsel of environment, health and safety. In addition, she was corporate counsel for compliance and risk management at InterTech Security LLC and was part-time executive director of Duquesne's Institute of Professional Environmental Practice.
Reilly is a member of the National Association of University and College Attorneys; a member of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association; a member of the board of Holy Ghost Preparatory School (Philadelphia), for which she serves as the chair of the Risk Management Committee; and is a member of the Oakland Catholic High School Board of Trustees, for which she serves as secretary and chairs the governance committee.
Reilly has a master's degree in education from West Virginia University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.