Contracts & Business Transactions

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
Julie Faber

Julie Faber

University Attorney

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 Office of the General Counsel for fourteen years, providing legal services to Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Medical Center. She concentrated on corporate law, commercial transactions, health law, conflicts of interest issues, technology transfer and real estate. She also served as counsel to the University Conflicts Committee and as secretary to the Board of Trust Ad Hoc Committee on Corporate Governance.

p: Assistant: Karen Ganong 617-496-3010
Jonathan H. Hulbert

Jonathan H. Hulbert

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. 

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

Peter Katz

University Attorney

Mr. Katz is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. After law school he clerked for the Honorable Benjamin H. Kaplan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and worked in the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, an agency of the City of Boston. He then joined the Boston law firm Hill & Barlow where he became a partner and served as a member of the firm's management committee and as chair of the corporate department and of the intellectual property practice group. He came to the Office of the General Counsel from the Boston office of the law firm Day Pitney LLP, where he was a partner. At Harvard, Mr. Katz advises on the planning and structuring of international projects and assists with consulting and other vendor agreements, licensing deals, and a variety of general corporate transactions. He also counsels on privacy and data security issues. Mr. Katz is a member of the University committee on investment policies for retirement plans.

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

Johnathan S. Perkins

Associate Attorney

Mr. Perkins received his B.A. magna cum laude from Temple University and earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.  Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, he practiced at the law firm of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  At the firm, he advised colleges and universities on a wide range of matters including compliance, investigations, employment, and student affairs.  At Harvard, Mr. Perkins advises on a range of corporate matters, including contracts & business transactions, regulatory compliance, information security & privacy, and real estate.

p: Assistant: Stephanie Cambra 617-495-1280
Peter H. Serreze

Peter H. Serreze

University Attorney

Mr. Serreze received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was an editor of the Virginia Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif and the recipient of the Pro Bono Award. Following law school, Mr. Serreze clerked for the Honorable Sam J. Ervin III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Paul H. Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Mr. Serreze practiced with the law firms of Ropes & Gray LLP and Locke Lord LLP in the areas of tax and public finance, primarily representing higher education and other nonprofit clients. At Harvard, Mr. Serreze advises on tax, charitable giving, and general business and corporate matters.

p: Assistant: Jackie Monahan 617-495-1499