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Lokitz joins ORAU as Associate General Counsel

Nov. 29, 2010

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Rachel Lokitz has recently joined Oak Ridge Associated Universities as the associate general counsel.

Rachel Lokitz

Rachel Lokitz

In this role, Lokitz will assist the general counsel in planning and directing ORAU’s legal affairs. She will also provide counsel and support to ORAU on matters such as corporate policies and procedures, insurance, contracts, litigation and employment issues.

“Rachel’s impressive academic accomplishments and previous experience make her particularly well-suited for the position,” said Ivan Boatner, ORAU’s vice president and general counsel. “She will be an invaluable asset as we continue to address ever-changing business and legal complexities.”

Prior to joining ORAU, Lokitz served as a student attorney for The University of Tennessee College of Law’s business clinic, where she assisted a software company in forming a limited liability company, drafted licensing agreements and assisted non-profit organizations in filing for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Lokitz has also clerked for the firms of Wagner, Myers & Sanger, P.C. and Butler, Vines & Babb, P.L.L.C.

Lokitz graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., and attended the University of Tennessee College of Law where she earned a Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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