Craig Ashford

Assistant General Counsel, Director of Purchasing and Contracting Services
Practice Areas: Contracts, Public Finance, Taxation, Telecommunications, Real Estate and Land Use, Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans, Immigration & International Programs, Intellectual Property, Governance, Public Records & Public Meetings

Craig Ashford earned a BA from Brigham Young University and a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law. He graduated first in his class from law school with honors from the Order of the Coif. Craig previously worked for the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service in Salt Lake City, Utah, and for Latham & Watkins in London, England, before joining the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Oregon in 2014. His expertise is in tax law, contracts, real estate transactions, due diligence analysis on bonds, sales, and tax litigation.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Christy Dotson

Missy Matella

Assistant General Counsel
Practice Areas: Admissions, Bankruptcy and Collections, Financial Aid, Health Care Administration, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate and Land Use, Student Conduct, Emergency Management, Contracts, Litigation

Missy Matella joined the general counsel’s office in July 2014. She came to the University of Oregon from Hershner Hunter LLP, where her practice focused on business litigation, higher education and government law, labor and employment, construction, real property, and contract law. Prior to working at Hershner Hunter, Missy worked in Nike’s Government Relations Office in Washington, D.C., in US Senator Ron Wyden’s office in Washington, D.C., and in the Oregon Department of Justice’s civil trial division. She has a BA in government relations from George Mason University and a JD from the University of Oregon, where she was Order of the Coif, the Orlando Hollis Scholar for Academic Excellence, and the articles editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Brandalee Davis