After a year without a permanent general counsel, Michigan State University on Friday went with what was familiar, naming deputy general counsel Brian Quinn to head a legal department that had been decimated by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal.

Quinn, who will also hold the title of vice president for legal affairs, had been acting general counsel since Feb. 1, 2019. His responsibilities include contract review, advice regarding state and federal laws as well as educational programs, and supervision of outside legal services and university litigation.