Employment & Labor

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Javier M. Guzman

Deputy General Counsel

Mr. Guzman received his B.S. in Economics from Louisiana State University and his J.D., cum laude, from Tulane Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Moot Court Board.  Prior to joining the Office, he was the founding Legal Director of Democracy Forward Foundation, a Washington, DC public interest law firm representing non-profit organizations and local governments in regulatory and constitutional litigation.  Before then, he served nearly 20 years in the U.S. Department of Justice, receiving numerous commendations and awards for his work.  He started in the Civil Rights Division, as a trial attorney and then deputy chief, litigating and supervising the Department’s enforcement work in the area of equal educational opportunities in the K-12 and university settings.  He then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington and Florida, litigating civil trials and appeals on behalf of the United States and a wide range of federal agencies.  ... Read more about Javier M. Guzman

p: Assistant: Catherine Hammock 617-495-4778

Nadir S. Ahmed

University Attorney

Mr. Ahmed received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his M.B.A. from the Northeastern University Graduate School of Business, and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, where he was a founding member and the Managing Editor of the Northeastern University Law Journal. Following law school, Mr. Ahmed joined the Boston office of the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, where he provided advice and counsel to a range of businesses on litigation and labor and employment matters and led the office's diversity and inclusion efforts. Most recently, Mr. Ahmed served as an Assistant General Counsel at Bose Corporation, where he supported and led a number of enterprise-wide initiatives, and provided legal guidance on employment, benefits, compliance, and litigation issues and matters to business and human resource leaders around the world. At Harvard, he advises on a variety of issues, with a focus on labor and employment, litigation, and faculty and student affairs.         

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

Jennifer Kirby

University Attorney

A summa cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College, Ms. Kirby received her Ed.M. in Education Management and Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her J.D. magna cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law. Before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Kirby was an Assistant General Counsel at Northeastern University, advising on a variety of matters, including faculty and student affairs, employment, and litigation. Ms. Kirby began her legal career at Foley Hoag LLP, where she practiced in the litigation department and represented higher education clients. At Harvard, she advises on faculty and student affairs, labor and employment, and litigation.

p: Assistant: Karlelisa Wesley 617-495-1499
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Genevieve Aguilar

Associate Attorney

A magna cum laude graduate of Colorado College (Phi Beta Kappa), Ms. Aguilar received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she received the Earle K. Shawe Award as the outstanding labor relations student. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Aguilar practiced at the Boston law firm, Choate, Hall & Stewart. She concentrated her practice in the areas of complex trial and appellate litigation, labor and employment issues, and government investigations. At Harvard, Ms. Aguilar handles a range of matters, including faculty and student affairs, litigation, and investigations. Ms. Aguilar is a member of the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Public Interest Leadership Program (PILP) Class and a former Director of the Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA).

p: Assistant: Stephanie Cambra 617-495-1280
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Jason McGraw

Associate Attorney

Mr. McGraw received his B.A. cum laude from Salisbury University, his M.S. in Higher Education from Syracuse University, and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Mr. McGraw served in various roles in the administration of Haverford College, including assistant dean of the college. Following law school, Mr. McGraw clerked for the Honorable Mary T. Sullivan of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. After completing his clerkship, he practiced as an associate at Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP, where he concentrated in the areas of labor, employment, and higher education law. At Harvard, Mr. McGraw handles a range of matters, including counseling and litigation, and has a particular focus in the areas of labor, employment, and faculty and student affairs. 

 

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