Jeremy A. Colby, a 1996 graduate of Niagara University, was appointed general counsel at the university.

Colby comes to Niagara from Webster Szanyi LLP, where he was a partner with appellate, municipal, and complex commercial litigation practices. Colby has served as a Lancaster Town justice since 2015.

Colby started his career at the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on securities litigation and defending against class action lawsuits. He also clerked for the Hon. John T. Elfvin in the Western District of New York and served as the Erie County attorney. 

This year, Colby was again listed among Business First of Buffalo’s Legal Elite of Western New York and, in 2008, was recognized by the publication as a 40 Under 40 honoree. He was also the recipient of the American Inns of Court’s prestigious Pegasus Fellowship in London, England.

Colby is a summa cum laude graduate of Niagara, where he earned a B.A. in political science and a minor in English. After being awarded the Niagara Medal and being named to USA Today’s Academic All American Team, he attended Boston University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude with his juris doctor degree in 1999 and served as the executive editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine. He has published law review articles in journals including the Buffalo Law Review and the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal.