Student Affairs

Robert Iuliano

Robert W. Iuliano

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Deputy to the President

Mr. Iuliano graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and received the Earle K. Shaw Award as the outstanding labor relations student. After clerking for the Honorable Levin H. Campbell of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, he worked in the labor and litigation departments of the Boston law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart. Subsequently, he was an Assistant United States Attorney with the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force in Boston and prosecuted violations of federal gun, drug, and money laundering laws. He currently teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

p: Assistant: Catherine Prod'homme 617-495-4778
Diane E. Lopez

Diane E. Lopez

Deputy General Counsel

A magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College (Phi Beta Kappa), Ms. Lopez received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where she was an editor of A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, a publication of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Following graduation she joined O'Melveny & Myers where she remained for eight years, concentrating her practice in commercial litigation. At Harvard she assists the University on a variety of commercial transactions, with a focus on ways the University can protect and manage its intellectual property assets. She advises on health care, privacy, and student affairs issues, on concerns involving the use of human subjects and animals in research, and on issues involving third-party access to research data. Ms. Lopez has spent significant time on legal and legislative matters related to human embryonic stem cell research. She is a member of the University's Incident Support Team, which coordinates the University's response to major crisis events.  She is a former Trustee and Treasurer of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

p: Assistant: Karen Ganong 617-496-3010
Ellen Berkman

Ellen Fels Berkman

University Attorney

Ms. Berkman received her B.A. magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard College and attended Columbia Law School, where she was Notes Editor of the Law Review. Following law school, Ms. Berkman clerked for the Honorable Joyce Hens Green of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Berkman was a partner with the law firms of Baker Botts L.L.P. and Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, L.L.P., both firms located in Washington, DC. She concentrated her practice in the areas of complex civil litigation and criminal defense, including government and internal investigations, statutory and constitutional matters, employment disputes, and contract-related issues.  At Harvard, Ms. Berkman handles a range of matters, including faculty and student affairs, research and regulatory issues, scientific misconduct allegations, Title IX, export-control issues, online education, museum-collection inquiries as well as contracts and licenses and disputes and litigation.

p: Assistant: Jean Murphy 617-496-4168
Elizabeth C. Bullock

Elizabeth C. Bullock

Associate Attorney

Ms. Bullock received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and Production Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.  Following law school, Ms. Bullock clerked for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  After completing her clerkship, she practiced for four years as an associate at Jenner & Block LLP.  At Jenner, she represented colleges and universities in matters ranging from NCAA infractions proceedings to government investigations.  She has experience representing clients in litigation, counseling on regulatory compliance, and conducting internal investigations. 

p: Assistant: Stephanie Cambra 617-495-1280
Eileen Finan

Eileen Finan

University Attorney

Ms. Finan received her B.A. degree summa cum laude from Boston College and attended Columbia Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. Following law school, Ms. Finan clerked for the Honorable Wilfred Feinberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Finan practiced for six years with the law firm of Palmer & Dodge, where she concentrated in the areas of labor and employment, with particular emphasis on representing higher education clients. Prior to law school, Ms. Finan served as Managing Editor of Rutgers University Press. She also holds a Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University.  At Harvard, Ms. Finan advises on affirmative action, disability law, labor & employment, and faculty and student affairs.

p: Assistant: Jean Murphy 617-496-4168
Ara Gershengorn

Ara Gershengorn

University Attorney

Ms. Gershengorn received her B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College and her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was a Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review.  Following law school, Ms. Gershengorn clerked for the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Following her clerkship, Ms. Gershengorn joined the Department of Justice through the Honors Program as an Appellate Attorney in the Civil Division.  Ms. Gershengorn then was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia where she prosecuted criminal trials and appeals.  Ms. Gershengorn has briefed dozens of appellate cases and has argued appeals in nearly every federal circuit court of appeals.  Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Gershengorn was a partner with the law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP in Boston, MA.  She concentrated her practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and data security and privacy.  At Harvard, Ms. Gershengorn advises on investigations, litigation, and law enforcement related matters.

p: Assistant: Jean Murphy 617-496-4168
Sara M. Madge

Sara M. Madge

Associate Attorney

Ms. Madge received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Southern California and her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law and Policy Review and was a teaching assistant for Professor Robert Mnookin.  Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel she practiced at the law firm of Ropes & Gray, LLP, concentrating her practice on tax, employee benefits and executive compensation for both tax-exempt and for-profit organizations.  Ms. Madge also spent a year with the National Center for Youth Law, working to improve children’s access to health and mental health care.  At Harvard, Ms. Madge advises on a broad range of general corporate matters, including commercial transactions, charitable giving, health law, labor & employment, and tax.

p: Assistant: Jean Murphy 617-496-4168
Heather Quay

Heather M. Quay

University Attorney

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa), Ms. Quay also attended the London School of Economics and received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Following graduation, she practiced for four years with the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, where she concentrated in the areas of litigation and real estate, representing a range of businesses, individuals, municipalities and institutions. Ms. Quay also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Reginald C. Lindsay of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  At Harvard she advises on a wide range of issues, with a focus on student and faculty affairs, including investigations, disciplinary matters, policy development, emergency management, and health and welfare issues; and on research compliance and management, including the use of human subjects and animals in research.  Ms. Quay supervises litigation involving the University and also works on a variety of contracts and other transactions.  She serves as a member of the University’s International Emergency Management Team, and as an alternate member of the University's Incident Support Team, which coordinates the University's response to major crisis events.

p: Assistant: Karen Ganong 617-496-3010
Elizabeth Seaman

Elizabeth Seaman

University Attorney

Ms. Seaman graduated from Middlebury College, cum laude, and received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Ms. Seaman then joined the Boston law firm of Palmer & Dodge LLP where she practiced employment law for 12 years, first as an associate and then as a partner of the firm. At Palmer & Dodge, higher education clients made up a large part of her practice. Ms. Seaman worked in the publishing industry before law school.

p: Assistant: Loreta Rufo-Andrade 617-495-9246