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Vice President for Legal Affairs and University General Counsel

Darolyn Hatsuko Lendio

As university general counsel and vice president for legal affairs, Darolyn Hatsuko Lendio serves as chief legal advisor to the UH Board of Regents and administration. She joined the university system in September 2006, bringing a strong background in civil and commercial litigation, insurance and contract issues and government, municipal and land use law.

A founding partner and 15-year member of Honolulu law firm McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, she also spent two years as corporation counsel to the City and County of Honolulu, earning the 1996 Outstanding City Administrator award from the American Society of Public Administration, Hawai‘i Chapter.

Lendio was admitted to the Hawai‘i bar in 1984 while serving as extern to Hawai‘i Supreme Court Associate Justice Yoshimi Hayashi and joined Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel. She received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell in 1999 and was named to the Best Lawyers in America in 2005.

A member of the Judicial Council and Honolulu Charter Commission, Lendio has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Hawai‘i Filipino Lawyers, Honolulu Board of Water Supply and Honolulu Police Commission.

A Waialua High School alumna, Lendio graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in journalism/political science from the University of Southern California and holds a juris doctor from University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.

Portrait, Darolyn Lendio

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