Donald M. Remy is a military veteran who earned a meritorious service medal during his tenure as a Captain in the United States Army. Presently, he is the National Collegiate Athletic Association Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer. Through his multifaceted leadership role, he oversees strategic planning, operations, sports science and medicine, budget management, communications and legal affairs. He advises and interfaces extensively with the governance cabinets, committees and boards of all three Divisions. Harnessing his strengths in complex problem solving and crisis management, Remy has been instrumental over the years in improving critical risk, operational, financial and legal strategies and recently has been a key leader during the COVID19 pandemic helping the organization and its membership traverse a myriad of challenges presented in national, regional and local arenas.
Previously, Remy served as a partner and global practice group chair at Latham & Watkins where he represented individual and corporate clients in complex investigations, compliance, and crisis management matters. His government career includes serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Torts Branch and personally handled high profile litigation. As an Army Officer, he served as Assistant to the General Counsel for the United States Army, advising the General Counsel, the Secretary of the Army and other senior Army and Defense officials on a myriad of legal and policy issues. And, rounding out his federal government duties he was a law clerk to The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to holding government offices, Donald worked in the private sector as a Senior Vice President in the legal, compliance and housing and community development components of Fannie Mae, where his last duty assignment was assisting with the rebuilding of communities in the US Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Remy has served as the co-chair of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and a board member of the Abramson Scholarship Foundation as well as AARP, Legal Counsel for the Elderly.
Remy earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law.