Intellectual Property, including Copyrights

Diane Lopez headshot

Diane E. Lopez

Vice President and 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: Jena Holland 617-496-3010
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. Mr. Abruzzi left Bromberg to clerk for the Honorable Nancy Gertner in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, thereafter resuming private practice in the litigation department of Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. From Foley he accepted an Associate Attorney appointment in the Office of the General Counsel. During this period Mr. Abruzzi completed a two-year fellowship at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In 2011 Mr. Abruzzi 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.  At Harvard, Brad advises clients on a wide range of legal issues, including civil rights, intellectual property, free speech, publication torts, digital accessibility, copyright, privacy, commercial disputes, and immigration law and policy.

p: Assistant: Cheryl Nesom 617-495-4779
Jonathan H. Hulbert

Jonathan H. Hulbert

University Attorney

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.  

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