Human Subjects Research

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.

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Bradley E. Abruzzi

Bradley E. Abruzzi

University Attorney

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.

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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.

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Heather Quay

Heather M. Quay

University Attorney

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

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