Information Security & Privacy

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.

p: Assistant: Cheryl Nesom 617-495-4779
Elizabeth C. Bullock

Elizabeth C. Bullock

Associate Attorney

Ms. Bullock received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and Production Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review.  Following law school, Ms. Bullock clerked for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  After completing her clerkship, she practiced for four years as an associate at Jenner & Block LLP.  At Jenner, she represented colleges and universities in matters ranging from NCAA infractions proceedings to government investigations.  She has experience representing clients in litigation, counseling on regulatory compliance, and conducting internal investigations. 

p: Assistant: Stephanie Cambra 617-495-1280
Ara Gershengorn

Ara Gershengorn

University Attorney

Ms. Gershengorn received her B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College and her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was a Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review.  Following law school, Ms. Gershengorn clerked for the Honorable Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Following her clerkship, Ms. Gershengorn joined the Department of Justice through the Honors Program as an Appellate Attorney in the Civil Division.  Ms. Gershengorn then was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia where she prosecuted criminal trials and appeals.  Ms. Gershengorn has briefed dozens of appellate cases and has argued appeals in nearly every federal circuit court of appeals.  Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Ms. Gershengorn was a partner with the law firm of Foley Hoag, LLP in Boston, MA.  She concentrated her practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, and data security and privacy.  At Harvard, Ms. Gershengorn advises on investigations, litigation, and law enforcement related matters.

p: Assistant: Jean Murphy 617-496-4168
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
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