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Margaret Denton
Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Drexel University

Margaret Denton is a seasoned attorney and currently works as an Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for Drexel University. Margaret represents the University in a wide range of corporate matters with an emphasis on employment practices and diversity issues including equality and disability accommodations compliance. Margaret works as chief counsel for the College of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Public Health where she provides her clients key legal advice with a backdrop to the health services industry.

Prior to joining the Office of General Counsel, Margaret spent more than 15 years as in-house counsel in a range of industries including banking, insurance and franchising.. Prior to working as an attorney, Margaret worked as a finance professional handling complex real estate debt restructures. Margaret received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lincoln University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management and a Juris Doctorate from Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Margaret developed and currently coordinates the Office of General Counsel Pro Bono program where the Drexel legal team of ten attorneys participates in the Adopt-A-Shelter Program managed through the Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia. In 2013 she received the Homeless Advocacy Project Rising Star Awards for her efforts and commitment in the Program. In 2014 she was nominated for the Drexel University President’s Award for Civic Engagement. In addition, Margaret regularly donates her time to Philadelphia VIP a Pro Bono Program which strives to provide everyone in the community access to legal services regardless of their income.

Margaret serves a Mentor with the Temple University Law School Women’s Law Caucus and is also actively involved in National Association of College and University Attorneys, American Corporate Counsel Association and Margaret currently resides in Center City Philadelphia with her husband.

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