Genevieve Aguilar


Genevieve Aguilar joined MIT’s Office of the General Counsel in September 2022. Her areas of responsibilities focus on advising departments, labs, and centers on labor & employment matters and student & faculty affairs. In addition, she is one of the OGC attorneys who manages litigation and other legal proceedings. 

Before coming to MIT, Ms. Aguilar worked at the Office of the General Counsel for Harvard University focusing on a range of matters, including faculty and student affairs, labor and employment, litigation, immigration, stem cell and human fetal tissue, diversity and inclusion programming, and investigations. Ms. Aguilar also practiced at the Boston law firm, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, for several years, concentrating her practice in the areas of complex trial and appellate litigation, labor and employment issues, and government investigations.

Ms. Aguilar graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Earle K. Shawe Award as the outstanding labor relations student.  She also graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa from Colorado College with a degree in International Political Economy.

Ms. Aguilar is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Boston Bar Association (BBA), and Hispanic National Bar Association.  Ms. Aguilar was a member of the BBA’s 15th Public Interest Leadership Program class and is a former director of the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys.

Practice Areas

Genevieve Aguilar specializes in the following practice areas.