LSU System's top lawyer resigns amid upheaval

Sep 7, 2012

The LSU System's top lawyer is resigning from the job, amid a continued shake-up of the leadership of the flagship university system and its health care network.

Ray Lamonica announced Thursday that he was quitting his position as general counsel, effective Friday. He will return to teaching at the university law school.

Lamonica, a former U.S. attorney, gave no reason for leaving in the announcement and didn't respond to a request for comment.

But his decision to step down comes as the Jindal administration has taken control of the LSU Board of Supervisors and as several officials who have clashed with the Republican governor have been ousted. LSU System President John Lombardi was fired several months ago.

Lamonica has been the system's chief lawyer for more than 10 years.