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.
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).
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.
Ms. Faber received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Bowdoin College (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. with high honors in Politics from Princeton University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Faber was a University Attorney in the Vanderbilt University Office of the General Counsel. Her practice there included corporate transactions, health law, technology transfer, university governance and conflicts of interest issues. She also served as counsel to the University Conflicts Committee and to the Board of Trust Ad Hoc Committee on Corporate Governance. At Harvard, Ms. Faber advises on a wide range of business transactions and regulatory matters, including commercial contracts, sponsored research agreements, online education initiatives, academic and hospital affiliations, corporate governance, data privacy, and research involving human subjects. ... Read more about Julie Faber
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.
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.
Mr. Hackney received his B.A. from Middlebury College (cum laude) and his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was the Articles Editor of the Journal of Energy Law and Policy and named to the Order of the Coif. Before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Mr. Hackney was a shareholder in the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig and prior to that a partner at Choate Hall & Stewart in Boston, where his practice focused on environmental law and commercial real estate, including complex transactions and development projects. At Harvard, he is primarily engaged with the Allston Initiatives, including permitting and transactional matters, and also advises on other real estate and environmental, health and safety matters.
Ms. Harding received her B.S. with honors from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Following law school, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Levin H. Campbell of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She then joined the Boston-based law firm of Ropes & Gray, where she practiced for over twenty years. As a partner at Ropes & Gray, Jennifer focused on transactional tax and structuring matters, international transactions and private fund formation. At Harvard, she advises on Charitable Giving, Contracts and Business Transactions, Information Security & Privacy issues, International Ventures and Tax matters.
University Attorney and Administrative Coordinator
Mr. Hulbert received a B.A. from Reed College (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. In 1987, he taught Securities Regulations as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings College of the Law, University of California. Mr. Hulbert practiced general corporate and business law in San Francisco, before coming to the Boston area, where he joined Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP. Before moving to the General Counsel's office, he was a partner at Foley Hoag for almost 10 years, concentrating in intellectual property and licensing, commercial law, corporate finance and securities law. At Harvard, Mr. Hulbert advises on copyright and intellectual property matters, licensing deals, digitization projects, collaborations, online education, sponsored research, vendor agreements, and a wide range of other transactions and programs. He also counsels and serves as Clerk of the American Repertory Theater. In addition to being a University Attorney, Mr. Hulbert is the Administrative Coordinator for the Office of the General Counsel.
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.
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.
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.... Read more about Heather M. Quay
As Legal Services Manager in Harvard’s Office of the General Counsel, Marilyn Schriever provides assistance, training, and client support services in a range of topics, with particular emphasis on labor and employment matters. She received her BS in Organizational Behavior from Lesley College, and holds an MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University. She was previously employed as a Human Resources Consultant with the Employment Practice Group of Bingham, Dana & Gould, and prior to that had worked at Harvard in staff positions in the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Human Resources.
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.