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 at Harvard University, 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 and represented Richard Nixon and his estate on matters relating to the seizure of the presidential papers and tapes and the opening of the presidential materials at the National Archives. At Harvard, Ms. Berkman handles investigations and litigation, faculty and student affairs, and research and regulatory issues. Ms. Berkman sits on the board of the Roxbury Latin School and chairs the Audit Committee.
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.
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.
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.
University Attorney and Administrative Coordinator
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 and 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; research compliance and management, including research misconduct and the use of human subjects and animals in research; digital accessibility; and healthcare. Ms. Quay supervises litigation involving the University and also handles a variety of contracts and other transactions. She advises the University’s International Emergency Management Team, and serves as an alternate member of the University's Incident Support Team, which coordinates the University's response to major crisis events.
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.