Acting Vice President and General Counsel
Robert (Ben) Walker joined the Office of the General Counsel in March 2017. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Beginning in 2005, Ben began working at Ritzert & Leyton, P.C., a law firm located in Virginia which specializes in higher education law. He worked with Ritzert & Leyton's higher education practice group on a wide variety of institutional matters.
His areas of concentration at Towson include labor and employment matters; student issues and rights; athletics; and regulatory compliance, with a focus on FERPA, ADA, Title IX, Clery Act, and Violence against Women Act Requirements.
Associate General Counsel
Ashley Hoover joined the Office of the General Counsel in December 2017. She previously served as a Contracts Associate at John Hopkins University in the Research Administration office. Prior to working in higher education, Ashley worked in private practice with a focus on real estate and commercial transactions. She earned her B.A. from McDaniel College and her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Ms. Hoover’s areas of concentration include sponsored research, contracts, intellectual property, and real estate.
Eduardo Duenas joined the Office of the General Counsel as a paralegal in November 2016. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from CUNY City College of New York in 2013. He is a recipient of the CUNY STOCS Scholarship and the Colin Powell Partners for Change Fellowship. Prior to joining Towson University, Mr. Duenas has worked at a private law firm in New York City. Eduardo provides support to the Office of General Counsel attorneys in all aspects of legal research, responding to subpoenas and public records request, and managing legal technology resources.