Madelyn A. Reilly, J.D.
Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel
A Duquesne School of Law alumna, Madelyn A. Reilly was named Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Board effective July 1, 2015. Reilly previously served as director of risk management at the University since 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 PPG Industries law department as assistant general counsel of compliance and enterprise risk as well as senior counsel of environment, health and safety. In addition, Reilly held positions as corporate counsel for compliance and risk management at InterTech Security LLC and 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 as well as the University Risk Management and Insurance Association. She also serves as chair of the risk management committee for Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Philadelphia and secretary and chair of the governance committee for the Oakland Catholic High School Board of Trustees.
Reilly holds a master's degree in education from West Virginia University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.