Tamara J. Britt was appointed the inaugural General Counsel of Manhattan College in August 2017. In this capacity she serves as the chief legal officer for the College. Tamara is responsible for providing strategic guidance, consultation, and support on a comprehensive range of legal and associated issues involved in carrying out the College’s mission. In addition, she represents the College’s interests with elected officials, federal, state and city agencies, serving as adviser on government affairs.
Tamara is a former Associate General Counsel at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Before joining Rutgers, she was an attorney based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where she specialized in white collar defense, enforcement matters and bankruptcy litigation. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Britt worked in the nonprofit and higher education sectors.
Tamara has co-authored several articles: Guide to Human Research Subject Protections Laws in West Africa, published in the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics; At the Border Your Laptop is Wide-Open, published in The National Law Journal; and Why Financial Statements Matter: Enforcement and Litigation Implications, published in The Banking Law Journal. Ms. Britt has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and seminars. Topics presented include: Social Media and Cybersecurity; Creating Positive Change from Tragedy, Lawsuits and Headlines; and Diversity from Admissions and Financial Aid to Development and Alumni Relations.
Tamara is an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law, where she teaches a course on Higher Education Law and Manhattan College where she teaches Professional Ethics in the MBA program. Ms. Britt is a Trustee of the New Jersey Bar Foundation and is a member of the Alumni Advisory Council of Cleary Gottlieb.
Ms. Britt received her B.A. with honors from Hampton University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Hampton Script, an M.P.A. from George Washington University, where she was a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, and a J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Rutgers Law Review and an Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow. Tamara is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for New Jersey and the Southern District of New York.
Rose M. Doyle
Executive Assistant to General Counsel
Rose M. Doyle is the Executive Assistant to the General Counsel, for whom she provides high-level administrative support. This position serves as the primary contact for the General Counsel, manages the day to day schedule, plans and coordinates extensive travel schedule and undertakes special projects.
Rose joined Manhattan College in November 2017, before coming to the Office of General Counsel she spent 12 years at Monroe College serving as the Administrative Assistant/Office Manager to the School of Allied Health Professions from 2014-2017, and the Front Desk Coordinator of the Office of Admissions from 2005-2014.
Rose holds a bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Business Management from Monroe College.