Office of General Counsel
Deputy Campus Counsel & Chief Health System Counsel, UC San Diego
Michael McDermott has served as Deputy Campus Counsel and Chief Health System Counsel for UC San Diego since June 2014. Mr. McDermott has primarily represented health care clients for over thirty years. Prior to joining the University of California, he worked as the General Counsel for two teaching hospitals in New York City and was also the partner in charge of the health care practice group at Farrell Fritz, P.C. on Long Island.
Mr. McDermott earned his undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in 1977 and his law degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 1980.