Principal Campus Counsel
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
- B.A., Political Science, University of San Diego, cum laude
- Admitted: California; C.D. Cal.; 9th Cir.
Mr. Rowen is Principal Campus Counsel at UC Irvine, where he provides legal advice and counsel to executive campus leadership, including the Chancellor, Provost, Vice Chancellors, and Deans regarding all areas affecting the campus.
Prior to joining UC Irvine, Mr. Rowen served as University Counsel for the California State University, Office of General Counsel. Mr. Rowen was a member of the Office of General Counsel’s Human Resources Team and served as the CSU systemwide resource attorney for matters relating to Police/Law Enforcement, the Clery Act, Collective Bargaining, and Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. In addition, he served as University Counsel to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) San Luis Obispo, where he was a member of the President’s Cabinet. He served in a similar role for California State University Monterey Bay.
Before joining the CSU, Mr. Rowen was a partner at the litigation firm of Wesierski & Zurek LLP, where he specialized in employment litigation and defending public entities throughout Southern California in a wide array of matters. Previously, Mr. Rowen was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Newport Beach and a Deputy District Attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Rowen is admitted to practice law in California.