Thomas G. Cline


Thomas G. Cline became Vice President and General Counsel of Northwestern University on September 1, 2001. He joined the University’s legal staff in 1989 as Assistant General Counsel, and was promoted to Associate General Counsel in 1993 and to Deputy General Counsel in 1996.

Prior to coming to Northwestern, Mr. Cline served as the General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer for the National Association for Home Care, a trade association based in Washington, D.C. Before that, he was in private law practice in Chicago and Washington, D.C. with the firm of Keck, Mahin & Cate specializing in labor and employment law. He has also served on the staff of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging.

Mr. Cline received his B.A. in History from Yale University and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, serving as Chair of NACUA's Board of Directors in 2014-2015 and as NACUA's Treasurer from 2008-2011. Mr. Cline was previously a member of the NACUA Board of Directors from 2001-2004.