Jason Baletsa joined MIT’s Office of the General Counsel in February 2016. His areas of focus at MIT include commercial transactions and business processes, data use and privacy issues, human subjects research, academic affairs, research misconduct, and investigations and disputes.
Before joining MIT, Mr. Baletsa served in the Office of the General Counsel at Suffolk University where he was the General Counsel from 2014-2016. Mr. Baletsa began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Francis X. Spina of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and later practiced as a litigation associate at Goodwin Procter LLP. Mr. Baletsa also served as an Assistant General Counsel at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC where his practice focused on collections management, transactional matters, ethics, and litigation and disputes.
Mr. Baletsa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the Boston Bar Association.