Peter McDonough is vice president and general counsel at ACE. He focuses on a wide range of higher education legal issues, including student and faculty affairs, athletics, campus safety and security, intellectual property, compliance and institutional governance. He is the former general counsel of Princeton University, where he was responsible for all institutional legal advice and representation on a broad array of matters ranging from student conduct, employment, diversity and inclusion to research integrity, construction and restricted funds usage.

McDonough has been active in the National Association of College and University Attorneys, serving on its board of directors, chairing its Committee on Legal Education and serving as a member or co-chair of various other committees.