Deputy General Counsel
Mr. Poterala joined the Office of General Counsel on May 9, 2011. Prior to his employment with NC State, Mr. Poterala was a Visiting Professor of Law at the Michigan State University College of Law from 2010-2011, Executive Director of MSU Technologies from 2007-2010, Executive Director of the Office of Intellectual Property at Michigan State University in 2007, Associate General Counsel at Michigan State University from 2002-2007, Assistant General Counsel at Michigan State University from 1998-2002, an attorney at Raymond & Prokop from 1996-1998, and an attorney at Butzel Long from 1988-1996. Mr. Poterala was a member of the Northville (MI.) Public Schools Board of Education from 1996 to 2000, and served as president in 1999-2000. Mr. Poterala is an honors graduate of Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center.