Michigan State University, still reeling from the Larry Nassar sex scandal, announced Tuesday that Robert Noto, its vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, will retire on March 5. Noto’s office had been under heavy fire by victims’ families and some school trustees for the way it handled the Nassar affair.

At the same time the university said it hired Robert Young, a former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, as lead counsel on the Nassar matter. Young, who is of counsel at Dickinson Wright in Lansing, Michigan, will coordinate the criminal and civil investigations and will oversee outside counsel handling more than 100 federal lawsuits filed by victims of the former sports doctor.

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