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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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, including government and internal investigations, statutory and constitutional matters, employment disputes, and contract-related issues. At Harvard, Ms. Berkman handles a range of matters, including faculty and student affairs, research and regulatory issues, scientific misconduct allegations, Title IX, export-control issues, online education, museum-collection inquiries as well as contracts and licenses and disputes and litigation.