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Mark Maier is an Assistant General Counsel in the Academics, Faculty, Students, and Athletics group in the Office of Legal Counsel at the University of Kentucky where he advises the University in several areas, which include but are not limited to: procurement, purchasing, bankruptcy, real property transactions, human resources, international center issues, athletics, and University affiliation agreements. Mark also represents the University in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Kentucky Commission on Human Rights matters.  In addition to his work with the Office of Legal Counsel, Mark serves as a panel chair for the Inquiry Commission, Office of Bar Counsel. 

Prior to joining UK, Mark served as General Counsel for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet where he represented the Cabinet in ongoing litigation, coordinated state responses to U.S. Department of Labor audits, and counseled state agencies through Office of Civil Rights investigations.  Mark worked in Eastern Kentucky University’s Office of University Counsel for six years, representing EKU in a myriad of higher education issues, ultimately serving as Deputy General Counsel.  Before entering public service, Mark worked in private practice focusing on employment law, law enforcement defense, business litigation, and personal injury.

Mark was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Centre College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Anthropology.  Mark spent two years serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC Team Leader before receiving his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

B.A., Centre College 

J.D., University of Kentucky