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.
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. Wang received her A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was Developments Editor of the Law Review. Before joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Wang was a partner in the Boston office of the law firm DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary and prior to that a partner at Hill & Barlow in Boston, where she concentrated her practice on real estate development, land use planning, commercial leasing and affordable housing. Ms. Wang was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission, where she served from 2007 to 2009. At Harvard, she advises on institutional, commercial and residential real estate matters, including leasing, construction, environmental compliance, permitting, and a variety of related transactions.