POSTED: Legal opinions on Regent Sviggum’s possible conflict of interest

Kyle Potter

At February's meeting, Board of Regents Chairwoman Linda Cohen requested legal opinions from University of Minnesota general counsel Mark Rotenberg and an outside attorney on whether Regent Steve Sviggum's new job as executive assistant to the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus created a conflict of interest with his board duties.

Those opinions were released Wednesday. Both Rotenberg and attorney John Stout concluded that a conflict exists. Starting with Rotenberg's, their opinions are posted below.


Rotenberg's opinion on SviggumAttorney John Stout's opinion on Sviggum