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Rossi E. Wiles

Deputy General Counsel for Innovation and Research

Rossi Wiles

Deputy General Counsel for Innovation and Research

(304) 293-2220

Rossi E. Wiles serves as Deputy General Counsel for Innovation and Research at West Virginia University. As a Deputy General Counsel, Rossi focuses primarily on: business transactions; construction; bond and traditional financing transactions; complex commercial and public-private transaction engagements; state procurement; federal, state, and industry research; and innovation engagements.

Prior to joining WVU, Rossi served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting for various business entities in the coal mining, farming, timbering and insurance industries for approximately six years.  During this period, Rossi achieved his Certified Public Accountant accreditation through the West Virginia Board of Accountancy.  Rossi began his legal career in 2004, as an associate at Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, located in Morgantown, WV focusing his practice in areas of taxation, trust and estate administration and planning, real estate, and business formation.  Before joining the Office of General Counsel in 2008, Rossi served WVU for 4 years as Associate Director of Contracting for the Department of Purchasing, Contracts, and Payment Services.   

A native of Masontown, West Virginia, Rossi received his Juris Doctorate from WVU College of Law in 2004 where he graduated Order of Coif and his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of South Carolina, 1993.