The Business Office is telecommuting until further notice.

At this time, the Business Office cannot be reached by phone. We are available by email and Zoom.  If you would like to connect via Zoom, please let us know and we will send you a meeting request. You can reach us under our personal email addresses:

acl3@columbia.edu          Anna Lynch-McNamara
jp3305@columbia.edu     Jenny Zawisza
kb2785@columbia.edu    Karen Burgos
dpb6@columbia.edu        Darrell Blount
rd2683@columbia.edu     Rosemary Dodemaide
ac3802@columbia.edu    Anselmo Carter
gw199@columbia.edu      Gabriele Werffeli

Effective April 6, 2020, all payment requests to the Business Office are submitted electronically via department, center and programs folders on the shared drive G:\BUSINESS_Payment_Requests. For detailed instructions on the electronic submission process, please check the step-by-step instructions for all types of payments below.

  1. Cash Advance Electronic Submission 
  2. Honorarium Electronic Submission
  3. Invoice/PO Invoice Electronic Submission
  4. Reimbursement: Employee Electronic Submission
  5. Reimbursement: Non-Employee Electronic Submission
  6. Student Prize/Award Electronic Submission

Please reference Payments for more details on what documents are needed.

Emergency Tickets

Effective March 3, 2020, the Law School only reimburses fully refundable Air & Rail tickets, until further notice. Valerie Wilson will continue to issue only fully refundable tickets, until further notice. 

Issued Tickets

If you need to change or cancel your ticket, please contact the Business Office at travel@law.columbia.edu indicating the itinerary you wish to cancel or change. 

Please refrain from reaching out to Valerie Wilson Travel directly to make changes to your itinerary as it makes it very difficult for the school to keep track of fees and refunds if the Business Office is not aware of these changes. 

We ask event coordinators who have entered into a contract or agreement for an upcoming event that needs to be postponed or cancelled to contact the Business Office to do so at events@law.columbia.edu 

Please refrain from reaching out to outside parties directly to make changes to your planned event, as it is important that Columbia Procurement communicate and negotiate with outside parties on our behalf. 

We ask P-Card holders in need to change or cancel hotel accommodations for guests to consider the cancellation policies to avoid additional costs.

Columbia Preferred Hotels Cancellation Policy: