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.
A graduate of Princeton University (A.B. in English) and New York University (M.A. in English), Mr. Abruzzi received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Executive Editor on the Harvard Law Review. Following law school, Mr. Abruzzi joined Boston-based Bromberg & Sunstein LLP as a litigation associate, with an emphasis on intellectual property matters. Mr. Abruzzi left Bromberg to clerk for the Honorable Nancy Gertner in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, thereafter resuming private practice at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. From Foley he accepted an Associate Attorney appointment in the Office of the General Counsel, where he served Harvard clients on matters ranging from civil rights litigation to commercial disputes to copyright, privacy, publication tort, information/technology law, and corporate governance matters. During this period Mr. Abruzzi completed a two-year fellowship with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and authored two publications on copyright law. He then joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Office of the General Counsel, where he worked for four years before returning to Harvard as a University Attorney. At MIT Mr. Abruzzi’s practice centered on transactional matters, online learning initiatives, human subjects research compliance, data privacy and security, and contract and regulatory matters relating to funded research.