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Tammy Albarrán ’99

Tammy Albarrán is the Chief Legal Officer of Peloton, having held the role since October 2022. As the Chief Legal Officer, Albarrán oversees the global legal, compliance, security and policy teams at Peloton, utilizing her expertise to provide strategic counsel to protect the company, employees, data, assets and stakeholders.

Prior to joining Peloton in 2022, Albarrán oversaw Uber’s global legal teams and was a driving force behind the company’s cultural transformation. Albarrán also served as a securities litigation and investigations Partner at Covington & Burling LLP. While at Covington, Albarrán partnered with former Attorney General Eric Holder to lead the investigation of Uber’s workplace culture.

Albarrán received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and Spanish language and literature from The University of California, Berkeley in 1996 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Harvard Law School in 1999.

Albarrán (Peloton Leaderboard: Chief_PeLawTam) lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband Dan and their three children, Elena, Rey, and Max. Her favorite Peloton modalities are the Peloton Bike and Peloton Tread Bootcamps

Shelia Armbrust ’08

Sheila Armbrust is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and a former federal prosecutor with extensive investigations and trial experience. Companies, boards, and individuals, often in moments of crisis, retain Sheila to assist them in conducting internal investigations and responding to investigative demands from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Sheila also represents companies and individuals in high-stakes litigation in federal court. She counsels clients in the technology, medical device, life sciences, and financial services sectors, as well as advising companies on their compliance programs. Sheila is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Northwestern University.

Nicole Arnaboldi ’84, MBA ’84

Nicole Arnaboldi is a Partner of Oak Hill Capital and has been part of the firm since 2021. Ms. Arnaboldi is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and supports the firm’s origination efforts. Prior to joining Oak Hill, she held various senior roles at Credit Suisse, including running the private equity business and leading the broader illiquid alternatives business. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at DLJ, first in the venture capital area and then in the merchant banking group, serving on the investment committee as well as growing DLJ’s alternative investment businesses. Ms. Arnaboldi earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard College, a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and an M.B.A., with high distinction, from the Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

Shamis Beckley ’12

Shamis Beckley is a litigation Partner in Cooley’s Boston office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, government investigations and appellate matters. She regularly represents healthcare companies in False Claims Act cases and advises clients on all aspects of civil and criminal investigations. Additionally, Shamis has experience representing clients in securities investigations and enforcement actions and providing legal guidance on whistleblower, anti‐corruption, and corporate governance matters. At Cooley, Shamis serves as the Co-Chair of Cooley’s Special Counsel Oversight Committee and as the Head of Recruiting for Litigation in Cooley’s Boston office. She also sits on Cooley’s DEI Advisory Council. Shamis served as law clerk for US Circuit Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and US District Judge Denise Casper of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She now serves as a board member for the Harvard Law School Association Black Alumni Network.

Lindsay Breedlove ’09

Lindsay Breedlove is a Senior Director at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, a rare disease biotech in Northern California. She serves as both the strategic leader of the company’s litigation and investigations portfolio, and North American risk and regulatory counsel, focusing on fraud and abuse, promotional, and privacy issues. Prior to going in-house, she was a partner at Troutman Pepper in Philadelphia. Lindsay also currently serves as the President of the Harvard Law School Association.

Hon. Yvonne E. Campos ’88

Judge Campos is a general jurisdiction state trial court judge in San Diego, California. She presides over a criminal jury trial department. She has over twenty years of experience as a trial judge, and she also served three years on her court’s appellate division. California Governor Gray Davis appointed her to the state judiciary, and she has been re-elected four times since 2003. Judge Campos is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D. 1988), and a graduate of Stanford University (A.B. 1985 With Distinction).

Before serving as a judge, Judge Campos served as a federal prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney) in the Southern District of California. She had both a trial and appellate practice. Earlier in her career she worked as a transactional attorney for Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles) and for Brobeck (San Diego) serving corporate institutional lenders and/or real estate developers. She has served as a White House Fellow in Washington, D.C. assigned to Attorney General Janet Reno at the United States Department of Justice, and as a Senate Fellow in Sacramento, California, assigned to Senator Gary K. Hart. During college she was an LBJ Intern for her local Congressman Martin Frost.

She is a mother of two young adults. She loves dogs, and she likes to hike, read, travel, and dabble in photography. Artificial intelligence fascinates her. California Women Lawyers awarded her the Joan Dempsey Klein Distinguished Jurist Award. She is the President-Elect of the Harvard Law School Association.

Dale Cendali ’84

Dale Cendali is a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’s New York office and is the firmwide head of Kirkland’s Copyright, Trademark and Internet Practice Group. She has argued before the Supreme Court and won the Harry Potter Lexicon trial for JK Rowling and Warner Bros. IP 360 named Dale one of the 25 “Icons of IP,” who have “made an indelible mark in the IP area.” The National Law Journal selected Dale as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” and she has repeatedly been ranked as a “top tier” lawyer by Chambers. Dale writes prolifically and holds many senior positions in the bar, having served as Counsel to the Board of the International Trademark Association and serving as Adviser for the ALI’s Restatement of the Law, Copyright project. She is co-editor of the ABA’s “Copyright Litigation Strategies Handbook”. For many years she has taught a course on copyright and trademark litigation at Harvard Law School.

Charu A. Chandresekhar ’04

Charu A. Chandrasekhar is a litigation partner based in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton and is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Data Strategy & Security Groups. Her practice focuses on securities enforcement and government investigations defense and cybersecurity regulatory counseling and defense. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chandrasekhar served as an Assistant Regional Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and as the Chief of the Division’s Retail Strategy Task Force. Ms. Chandrasekhar also served as a Senior Advisor and Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement’s Market Abuse Unit.

Alexander Chen ’15

Professor Alexander Chen is the Founding Director of the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic at Harvard Law School, where he also teaches Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law. He is one of the nation’s leading experts in LGBTQ+ civil rights law. Prof. Chen attended Oxford University (B.A. 2009), Columbia University (M.A. 2012), and Harvard Law School (J.D. 2015), where he was the first openly transgender editor of the Harvard Law Review. He clerked on the Ninth Circuit for the Hon. M. Margaret McKeown, and in the Southern District of California for the Hon. Gonzalo P. Curiel.

Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte LL.M. ’94

Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte is a partner resident in the Brussels office of King & Spalding, from where she heads the Antitrust & Competition practice in EMEA. She provides strategic and legal advice to companies and investors in complex competition matters, with a particular emphasis on EU and multijurisdictional merger control, antitrust investigations and State aid. She represents clients before the European Commission, national competition authorities and the European Courts. Recognized by Chambers as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Europe, Salomé was named one of the world’s top antitrust lawyers by Global Competition Review in their latest “Women in Antitrust” report. In 2018, Politico Europe ranked her as one of the 20 “Women Who Shape Brussels” for her work as a competition lawyer.

Kezmen Clifton ’17

Kezmen Clifton is Corporate Counsel at Amazon Music based in Seattle. At Amazon Music, Kezmen has negotiated numerous talent and label licensing deals and advises on content moderation and generative AI matters. Prior to joining Amazon Music, Kezmen was an Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits associate at Jones Day in Chicago. Kezmen graduated from Princeton University in 2012.

Ally Coll ’16

Ally Coll is the Founder and CEO of the Purple Method, an organization dedicated to addressing and preventing sexual misconduct. She is also currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at City University of New York School of Law, where she teaches Administrative Law and Federal Courts. Since 2018, Ally has advised global companies including Amazon, Uber, and Airbnb on their workplace safety and anti-harassment policies and has advocated for stronger legal workplace protections in the courts, Congress, and state legislatures. She was previously a litigation associate at Boies Schiller Flexner in Washington D.C., where she also spent time as an aide on Capitol Hill in both the U.S. House and Senate.

Kate Cook ’01

Kate Cook serves as the Chief of Staff to Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey. As Healey’s top advisor and gatekeeper, Kate plays a key role leading the Governor’s Office, cabinet, and agencies across state government to make Massachusetts more equitable, affordable, and competitive. For over twenty years, she has served as a trusted advisor to public officials at all levels of state and local government. Prior to her appointment as Chief of Staff, Kate served as First Assistant Attorney General, Chief Legal Counsel to former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, General Counsel to Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee, Assistant Corporation Counsel to the City of Boston law department, and as partner in a mid-size Boston law firm, where she chaired the government law and election law practice groups and had an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights and civil liberties matters. When she’s not working, Kate enjoys spending time outside with her daughter and husband.

Radhika Coomaraswamy LL.M. ’82

Radhika Coomaraswamy is the former Secretary General for Children in Armed Conflict and the first UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. She is a member of the Secretary General’s High Level Advisory Board on Mediation. Radhika currently serves on the International Commission, established by the UN Human Rights Council in December 2021, to conduct an impartial investigation into violations committed in Ethiopia since the start of the conflict in Tigray in November 2020. She previously served as a member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar.

Patricia Dabagian-Paul ’92

Patricia Dabagian-Paul was a union organizer with SEIU and a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation; a civil rights and union-side attorney; a recruiter; a litigator at Kramer Levin; and a caregiver; and is an election protection volunteer and voter organizer, and a speaker on technology and democracy. In addition to her law degree, Patricia has a B.A. from Barnard College.

Paula Davis

Paula Davis JD, MAPP is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute. Paula has been working closely with legal organizations to improve well-being for more than a decade, and since 2020 alone has proudly partnered with global organizations, associations, and workplace conferences to deliver nearly 400 workshops, trainings, and keynotes at the intersection of workplace culture, the psychology of work, and team resilience, stress management, and well-being.

Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. As part of her post-graduate training, Paula was selected to be part of the University of Pennsylvania faculty teaching and training resilience skills to soldiers as part of the Army’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Penn team trained resilience skills to more than 40,000 soldiers and their family members.

Paula is the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being & Resilience, which is about burnout prevention using a teams-based approach. Beating Burnout at Work was nominated for best new book by the Next Big Idea Club, which is curated by Adam Grant, Susan Cain, Malcom Gladwell, and Daniel Pink. In addition, her book was the #1 best-selling title for her publisher, the Wharton School Press.

Paula is currently writing her 2nd book, to be published by the Wharton School Press in April, 2025. In it, she will share a three-part framework to help leaders design more engaged, resilient, and human-centered workplace cultures.

Paula has also been a guest lecturer for various Harvard Law School and Wharton School Executive Education programs.

Her expertise has been featured in and on The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post and in many legal publications. Paula is also a contributor to Forbes, Fast Company and Psychology Today.

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Rangita de Silva de Alwis LL.M. ’94, S.J.D. ’97

Rangita de Silva de Alwis is a globally recognized expert on women’s human rights. She was elected to serve as an expert to the UN treaty body to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and is the focal point on Women Peace and Security. She is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Wharton Business School. She was also Visiting Faculty at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Visiting Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford and Oxford’s Bonavero Institute for Human Rights (2024). She also serves as the Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Fellow on Gender Equity at Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security. She teaches International Women’s Human Rights; Women, Law and Leadership; Women, Peace and Security; and AI and Bias and has developed the Women and Leadership Project at Penn Law. She has been published in leading law journals at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Penn, NYU, Berkeley, Duke, UCLA, Michigan and Oxford and Cambridge Press. She has advised several UN agencies, multilateral institutes and governments around the world on gender equality lawmaking and accountability under the human rights treaties.

Mandy DeFilippo ’00

Mandy DeFilippo is a Managing Director and COO of Legal & Compliance, Risk and Operations at Citadel Securities. She joined Citadel in 2022 from Morgan Stanley, where she was a Managing Director and Global Head of Business Unit Risk Management for the Fixed Income & Commodities Division.

Mandy joined Morgan Stanley in 2007, in the Global Capital Markets division, based in London. She first worked in the Equity Capital Markets team, and from 2011 until 2013, she ran the Capital Markets Structuring Team in GCM EMEA for both debt and equity products. From 2013 until the beginning of 2017, Mandy was Chief Operating Officer for Global Capital Markets in EMEA, and Chief Risk Officer for GCM International, covering EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Japan.

Mandy is an active participant in industry-wide organizations in the financial markets, including initiatives to establish industry standards. She is the Chair of the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA), a role to which she was first elected in May 2018 (she was re-elected in 2020); she is the first woman Chair in the organization’s 50+ year history.

Mandy has been active as a public speaker about risk management and related topics, as well as leadership and diversity in the financial services industry more broadly. In 2019, Mandy was named by Financial News as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance. She was also featured by Euromoney with an individual profile as part of their 50th anniversary series focusing on the past 50 years in the capital markets (2019).

At Harvard Law School, Mandy served as the Klinsky Professor of Leadership and Progress for the 2019-2020 academic year and has returned to campus as a Lecturer on Law in subsequent years.

Before entering the world of investment banking, Mandy was a practicing US corporate and securities lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP in London. She is currently based in New York.

Dorothy D. DeWitt ’94

Dorothy D. DeWitt is the Founder & CEO of Tölt Strategies, providing independent monitor, third-party compliance consulting, and board advisory services for innovative industries. Prior to that, she served as Chief Finance Counsel to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, developing the Lummis-Gillibrand crypto legislation. As the first woman Director of the Division of Market Oversight at the CFTC, she lead teams that license, regulate, and examined regulated exchanges; oversee $400 trillion commodity derivative and spot markets; promulgated rules, and approved novel product listings in innovative markets such as cryptocurrency, climate, and prediction markets.

Ms. DeWitt served as Coinbase’s General Counsel for Business Lines and Markets, guiding the company in launching and expanding custody, staking, and trading products and services. She previously served in senior legal/compliance roles for Citadel Securities, S&P, and Davis Polk. Ms. DeWitt spent nearly a decade as a hedge fund analyst/portfolio manager. She clerked in the SDNY after graduating Harvard Law School (JD ’94) and the University of Texas. Ms. DeWitt is an LGBTQ+ ally, having founded and/or supported alliances and legal advocacy organizations. She served as board member and President of the HLS Women’s Alliance, serving approximately 14,000 women and nonbinary members.

Carolyn Edgar ’93

Carolyn Edgar is a Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Counsel in State Street Corporation’s Legal, Corporate Administration, Regulatory Affairs and Security (LCARS) division. Her practice focuses on high-value strategic technology acquisitions and partnerships. Carolyn joined State Street in July 2022.

Prior to joining State Street, Carolyn was Senior Managing Counsel at The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Before that, she was Vice President and Legal Counsel at The Estee Lauder Companies. Carolyn began her legal career with Kirkland & Ellis.

Carolyn is a past recipient of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel of the Year Award and the Women of Power and Influence Award from the National Organization for Women–New York City chapter. She received her BA in English from the University of Michigan, JD from Harvard Law School, and MFA in Creative Writing from The City College of New York.

Jessica Ellsworth ’01

Jessica Ellsworth is a partner at Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC. Jessica has argued more than 75 appeals and focuses her practice on the Supreme Court and courts of appeals. She has represented clients in every federal court of appeals and over a dozen state appellate courts, giving her extensive experience in appellate courts. Jess served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While in law school, Jessica was named Best Oralist by then-U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter in the Harvard Law School Ames Moot Court Competition. Jessica has a BA from Dartmouth College.

Lisa M. Fairfax ’95

Lisa M. Fairfax is an independent public governor of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Lisa is a presidential professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and co-director of Penn Law’s Institute for Law & Economics. Previously Lisa served on the board of Franchise Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRG) as chair of its nominating and governance committee. Lisa served as Chair of the Board of Georgetown Day School, an independent K-12 school in Washington, D.C. Lisa also has served on boards of various nonprofit organizations. Lisa was an associate at the law firm of Ropes & Gray. In addition to her Harvard Law education, Lisa graduated from Harvard College with honors.

Juliana Soares Porto Fonseca LL.M. ’13

Juliana Soares Porto Fonseca is Lead Counsel at IDB Invest, the largest multilateral bank in Latin America and the Caribbean, where she advises on complex cross-border structured finance, capital markets, and corporate transactions. Juliana is an enthusiast of sustainability and diversity-related topics. She is currently the Vice-President and International Chapter Liaison of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance (HLSWA) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA). Juliana is a civil and common law trained lawyer, with an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and an LL.B. from the Law School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Jocelyn Frye ’88

Jocelyn Frye is President of the National Partnership for Women & Families—a policymaking and legal advocacy organization which works to advance health care, civil rights, economic justice, and racial equity in America. She is the first Black woman to head the National Partnership, which was founded 1971.

Prior to her current role, Jocelyn helped spearhead the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress, one of the country’s leading progressive think tanks. Her work there spanned a wide range of issues, including narrowing the gender pay gap, improving women’s employment opportunities and economic stability, combating gender-based discrimination and gender-based violence, and addressing the Black maternal health crisis.

Before CAP, Jocelyn served in the White House during the administration of Barack Obama. She oversaw the broad issue portfolio of Michelle Obama, including the First Lady’s two signature initiatives—tackling childhood obesity and supporting military families. She also helped establish the first White House mentoring program for local high school students.

A lawyer by training, Jocelyn received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her undergrad degree from the University of Michigan.

Jocelyn is a proud native of Washington, DC, and was raised by two loving parents who worked as federal civil servants. She still resides in the district with her husband, Brian Summers, and is a member of the Deacons Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church of Washington, DC.

Susan Genco ’93

Susan Genco is Co-President of The Azoff Company where her responsibilities including oversight and management of a diverse portfolio of entertainment companies along with the company’s strategic and legislative efforts. The Azoff Company includes interests in Full Stop Management, Giant Music, Global Music Rights, Iconic Artists Group, and Oak View Group, among others. In addition, Susan is an adjunct professor at The UCLA School of Law where she has taught for over ten years and is a founder of the Music Industry Clinic.

Prior to joining The Azoff Company, Susan held a variety of executive positions including Executive Vice President, Global Music Rights; Head of Business Affairs & Music, Guitar Hero, a division of Activision/Blizzard; Head of Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Records; Senior Vice President, Business Affairs & Senior Vice President, Operations, Capitol/EMI; and Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs at Arista Records under the tutelage of Clive Davis.

Susan is proud to have been featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Women in Music” as Executive of the Year and Hall of Fame as well as featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Power 100”. And humbled to have received the Gary Stewart Entertainment and Integrity Award from L.A.A.N.E. and, along with her husband, the Founders Award from Liberty Hill.

Susan currently serves on the following boards: KCRW Foundation Board; Advisory Committee for the Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA; Entertainment Law Initiative Executive Committee for The Recording Academy (former Chair) and Music Artists Coalition (Treasurer). In addition, Susan is a member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council, and a Founder & Co-Chair of The XX Fund.

Susan received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A., Summa Cum Laude/Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics from Wellesley College where her studies included one year at the London School of Economics.

Suzanne B. Goldberg ’90

Suzanne B. Goldberg is the Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where she is also co-director of the Law School’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and founder and director of the Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic. Suzanne has served as an expert witness on sexual harassment law in several major shareholder derivative actions and spent the first decade of her career as a lawyer with Lambda Legal, working on LGBT litigation, legislation, and policy advocacy. She also served as Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law, Student Sexual Misconduct: Procedural Frameworks for Colleges and Universities and has published extensively on issues related to sexual harassment and discrimination. Since January 2021, Suzanne has been on a public service leave from Columbia, serving first as a senior leader in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and more recently as a senior advisor and legal expert to the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons.

Elaine Goldenberg ’97

Elaine Goldenberg, a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, focuses her practice on Supreme Court and appellate work and represents a spectrum of clients in high-stakes appellate litigation across the country. She has argued 12 cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous cases in the federal and state appellate courts.

Before joining Munger, Tolles & Olson, she served for five years as an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a recipient of the DOJ’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement for Handling of Appeals.

Annette Gordon-Reed ’84

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. Gordon-Reed won 16 book prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (2008). She is the author of six books, and editor of two. She was the Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford (Queen’s College) 2014-2015 and was appointed an Honorary Fellow at Queen’s in 2021. Gordon-Reed served as the 2018-2019 President of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, and is currently president of the Ames Foundation. Her honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, and the National Humanities Medal. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the British Academy.

Lorell Guerrero ’14

Lorell Guerrero is Senior Counsel, Litigation for NBCUniversal Media, LLC. In this position, she takes a leading role in managing litigation and arbitration for Telemundo across the United States and Latin America, advising on a number of legal issues, including contract disputes, defamation and other publication-related claims, intellectual property matters, and employment litigation. Previously, Lorell was an associate at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she represented clients across various industries in high-stakes commercial litigation and complex business disputes. Prior to law school, Lorell graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts in international studies.

Venu Gupta ’99

Venu Gupta is an executive coach and organizational consultant with 20+ years of experience driving results for organizations that effect real change. For seven years, she led the Chicago Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms as Executive Director. She has also led development at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, advanced democracy at Mother Jones, and led campaigns and political action for women of color. In addition to her JD, she holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, is a certified ICF coach, and yoga instructor.

Kenyon Colli Hall ’16

Kenyon Colli Hall is a Senior Managing Associate in the Securities Enforcement and Regulatory group at Sidley Austin LLP. Kenyon focuses her practice on representing individual and corporate clients in connection with investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and various state and federal regulators. Kenyon also represents clients in employment disputes in arbitral forums. While at Harvard Law School, Kenyon served as President of the Women’s Law Association. In addition to her Harvard Law education, Kenyon holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut.

Victoria Hall-Palerm ’19

Victoria Hall-Palerm is a staff attorney in the Appellate Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. She represents indigent clients in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, raising challenges to their criminal convictions and sentences; the office also handles appeals of issues collateral to criminal prosecutions, such as custody disputes or mental health proceedings. Prior to joining PDS, Victoria was an associate in the Appellate & Supreme Court practice group at Jenner & Block, where she was involved in litigating questions of election law, reproductive justice, and Native American law before courts at all levels of the federal judiciary. Immediately after graduating from HLS, Victoria clerked for Judge Paul Watford on the Ninth Circuit. Victoria holds a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.

Lindsay Harrison ’03

Lindsay Harrison serves as Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Specialized Litigation and Arbitration Practice. As a tireless champion for client interests, Lindsay leads highly complex litigation that requires strategic judgment. Her practice spans a range of industries with a special focus on hospitality and real estate companies, colleges and universities, technology and media companies, and nonprofit organizations. She is also a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, and regularly represents individuals in high-profile cases implicating human and constitutional rights. Lindsay has argued in front of the US Supreme Court and federal Courts of Appeals, first-chaired trials and arbitrations, and led lawsuits against or involving the government. She led the Jenner & Block team that won a major victory preserving the DACA program in the US Supreme Court after the government in 2017 attempted to rescind the program.

Sharlyn Heslam ’95

Sharlyn Heslam is a Managing Director and the General Counsel at Berkshire Partners. Prior to joining Berkshire in 2006, Sharlyn was a Corporate Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges where she represented private equity firms in a wide variety of transactions. Sharlyn received a B.A. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Theater and the Council of Overseers of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Previously, Sharlyn was a member of the National and Massachusetts Boards of Directors of Make-A-Wish and co-chaired Cradles to Crayons’ Chairman’s Council. She is also a member emeritus of the Cornell University Council and the President’s Council of Cornell Women.

Sara Holtz ’75

Sara Holtz is passionate about helping women succeed in their careers. She is the creator and host of the Advice to My Younger Me podcast and author of Advice to My Younger Me: Career Lessons from 100 Successful Women. A Yale College graduate (she was in the first class of women) and a Harvard Law School graduate, she had a distinguished legal career in private practice, government service and in-house practice. She was Vice President and General Counsel at Nestle Beverage Company. For more than 25 years, through Clientfocus’ Women Rainmakers Roundtable, Sara trained and coached women partners in law firms to become successful business developers. She is the author of Bringin’ in the Rain: A Woman Lawyer’s Guide to Business Development. She received the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award in recognition of the impact that her work has had on helping other women succeed.

Laura Jehl ’91

Laura Jehl is Co-Chair of the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Strategy Practice Group, and a member of the Communications & Media Department, AI & Emerging Technologies, Crisis Management and Willkie Digital Works Practice Groups. Laura has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for both Privacy and Cybersecurity and FinTech Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Focusing on the intersection of data, law and emerging technologies, Laura advises clients on a broad range of privacy, cybersecurity, social media and emerging technology matters including the development and use of AI and blockchain technologies. She has extensive experience identifying and mitigating privacy, data protection, and liability issues arising out of the collection, use and storage of data, use of third-party data and content, and implementation and the design of new business models, products and technologies. A former senior in-house counsel and C-suite executive, Laura understands the business, legal and technological challenges and opportunities her clients face and helps develop innovative approaches to maximize the value of their data-based assets.

Laura advises clients on US and international privacy and cybersecurity compliance, including obligations imposed by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), as well as other US state privacy laws. She also advises clients on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), as well as other data security and breach notification laws. She has helped hundreds of clients build and enhance comprehensive privacy programs, while anticipating emerging and quickly evolving privacy and security obligations.

Laura also advises clients across a broad range of industries on the opportunities and risks related to deployment of new technologies, particularly AI, generative AI and blockchain-enabled solutions. She also works with internet and social media companies on the development and deployment of new features, functionality and sharing of third-party content, including issues related to immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and related to law enforcement and other government access to personal data.

Laura also handles complex data security incidents, including several of the largest reported significant data breaches in the healthcare, fintech, internet, social media and hospitality sectors, among others. She directs forensic investigations, advises on notifications to US and international regulators, and leads sensitive interactions with law enforcement and national security agencies related to cyber incidents.

Harvard Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1991 University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (with highest honors), 1986

Sharon E. Jones ’82

Sharon E. Jones is the Chief DEI Officer/Partner at Haynes Boone LLP, based in Dallas, TX. She is on the Board of Directors for Adler University, the Center for Regional Strategies and the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois. She has focused in the area of DEI for over 20 years.

Meredith Karp ’14

Meredith Karp is a Litigation Partner in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She represents clients in a wide range of high-stakes complex commercial litigation, including securities, M&A and breach of contract disputes, as well as in connection with government and internal investigations and corporate governance matters. Her work involves the representation of corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms, as well as boards of directors, board committees and executives. She is recognized on Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation’s 2023 “40 & Under List,” which honors the top emerging talent in litigation. In addition to her Harvard Law education, Meredith received her B.A., summa cum laude and with Distinction in all subjects, from Cornell University, where she was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Morgan Kennedy ’10

Morgan Kennedy is Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google in Washington, D.C. She leads Google’s policy engagement with the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice, and consumer protection agencies. Before joining Google, Morgan served in the FTC as an advisor to Chairman Joseph Simons and as a staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel. Before that, Morgan was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling in the Communications & Media and Privacy & Data Security groups, where she advised telecommunications and media clients on Federal Communications Commission regulatory compliance and counseled clients in various industries about privacy and consumer protection. She also served as a law clerk for Judge Denise Casper of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Morgan began her legal career in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. In addition to her Harvard Law School education, Morgan earned her A.B. in Religion, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University in 2007.

Irene Khan LL.M. ’79

Irene Khan was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Opinion and Expression in June 2020 and is the first woman to hold this mandate. An internationally recognized advocate for human rights, gender equality and social justice, she was Secretary-General of Amnesty International from 2001 to 2009 and Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) from 2010 to 2019. Ms. Khan is affiliated with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and has been Consulting Editor of The Daily Star, Bangladesh’s largest English newspaper.

Karen King ’97

Karen King joined Silver Lake, the premier tech-focused private equity firm with approximately $100 billion in AUM, over twenty years ago and is a Managing Director. She is based in Menlo Park, California. She represents Silver Lake on the boards of Relativity, the leading eDiscovery platform, and Qualtrics, the creator of the category of experience management (XM) software. Previously, she served on the boards of Aras and Serena Software. Karen is deeply engaged in all facets of Silver Lake’s business and legal affairs, including in her role as Chief Legal Officer. She has been integrally involved in multiple marquee investments for the firm, including Dell, Endeavor, Broadcom, and Skype, to name a few, as well as numerous complex transactions for multiple portfolio companies. She also helps oversee talent development and culture at the firm. Outside of Silver Lake, Karen serves as an independent director of Franklin Templeton and on the Board of Trustees of Duke University. She is also the Chair of the Board of Menlo School and was formerly the Chair of the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley. In addition, she is a Trustee for the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation and a member of Broadway Angels. And she serves on the Northern California Leadership Council for Harvard Law School and the Executive Advisory Board for the Berkeley Center for Law and Business.

Layla Kousari ’24

Layla Kousari is a third-year law student. At Harvard Law School, she is an editor-in-chief for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, a member of the Board of Student Advisors, and a Co-Chair of the Shattering the Ceiling Committee for the Women’s Law Association. Layla spent her summers at the Federal Defenders of Eastern District of New York, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and Susman Godfrey. After law school, Layla will be clerking for Judge Patti Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Judge Morgan Christen on the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Layla holds a degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology from Harvard College.

Viviana Krsticevic LL.M. ’93

Viviana Krsticevic is a member of the recently established Fact-Finding Mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran. She has litigated extensively on behalf of victims of human rights violations in Latin America. She has appeared before the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, arguing pioneering cases on the legal framework for accountability, gender-based violence, civic space, victims’ rights, indigenous peoples, reparations, and social and economic rights. She has helped shape international human rights standards in key areas through her litigation, advocacy, and writing. Ms. Krsticevic has intervened as amicus curiae before numerous national courts in the Americas, as well as regional human rights tribunals, including the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the European Court on Human Rights.

Lori E. Lesser ’93

Lori E. Lesser is a Partner in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she heads the IP Group and co-heads the Privacy/Cybersecurity Group. She advises companies in all sectors on IP, technology, AI, data privacy and cybersecurity matters, in transactions, counseling and litigation. She is on the HLS Dean’s Leadership Council and is a past president of the HLSA of New York City. She graduated from Harvard College and also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

Natalie Lichtenstein ’78

Natalie Lichtenstein has specialized in legal issues at international financial institutions and in legal development in China since the 1970s. She was the Inaugural General Counsel at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Chief Counsel for AIIB’s establishment, in 2014-16, following a 30-year legal career at the World Bank, where she retired as Assistant General Counsel. Her publications include a book, A Comparative Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Oxford University Press, March 2018), and numerous articles in professional journals. She taught Chinese law, at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) over a decade, and at various law schools. She is currently a Fellow at the China Global Research Center at SAIS and a member of the Advisory Board of Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China. Memorably, by asking in class in 1975 when HLS started accepting women, she lit a spark that led to Celebration 25 in 1978, and she was a member of the C25 organizing team.

Loretta E. Lynch ’84

Loretta E. Lynch, the former United States Attorney General, is a partner in the Paul, Weiss Litigation Department. Ms. Lynch advises clients on government and internal investigations and on high-stakes litigation and regulatory matters. Ms. Lynch’s legal career has included both private law practice and public service, including three presidential appointments. Ms. Lynch served as the U.S. Attorney General from 2015-2017, where she was appointed by President Barack Obama. As Attorney General, Ms. Lynch oversaw more than 100,000 employees across numerous agencies and offices, including the 93 U.S. Attorneys; major investigative agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); the U.S. Marshals Service; the Bureau of Prisons; the National Security Division; and the Office of the Solicitor General, among others. Ms. Lynch has been named one of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation.” Additionally Ms. Lynch has been recognized by Chambers in the Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York) category. Ms. Lynch received her J.D. and her B.A. in American Literature from Harvard University.

Enu Mainigi ’94

Enu Mainigi is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and partner at Williams & Connolly LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and is actively sought out by large players in the healthcare and financial services industries to lead their high stakes, bet-the-company litigation and to handle their most important government investigations. Enu also serves as Chair of the firm’s False Claims Act and Qui Tam practice and Co-chair of its Health Care practice. In 2023, Enu was named Litigator of the Year by The American Lawyer and a Trials MVP by Law360. In the last three years alone, Enu has first chaired seven matters that went to trial or arbitration, achieving unqualified victories in all four of these matters that went to verdict, and obtaining settlement results not attainable prior to the start of trial in the remaining three that resolved during trial. Enu received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 1994 and her B.S. in Chemistry summa cum laude from American University in 1991.

Maxine L. Mauricio ’96

Maxine L. Mauricio is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500 company with approximately $13 billion in revenue and 38,000 employees. In this position, Maxine oversees all aspects of EMCOR’s legal and regulatory activities. She also has oversight of cybersecurity; human resources; safety; and marketing. Maxine joined EMCOR in 2001. Prior to EMCOR, Maxine was a corporate associate in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray LLP. Maxine received her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where she received the Charles Woodbury Law Prize. Currently, Maxine is a board member of Novanta Inc. (NASDAQ: NOVT), a designer and manufacturer of precision photonics and motion control systems. She is also a member of the Dartmouth Native American Visiting Committee and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College.

Hazel-Ann Mayers ’99

Hazel-Ann “Hazel” Mayers is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Turnitin, LLC, a leading global education technology company. Hazel oversees all legal affairs for the company and is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fordham University Law School. Prior to her role at Turnitin, Hazel held key roles at CBS Corporation as EVP, Chief Business Ethics and Compliance Officer and as EVP and General Counsel at global publisher Simon and Schuster (S&S). Hazel began her legal career at Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Proskauer Rose. Active in several professional associations, Hazel is a Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and a Board member of the Foundation for City College. Recognized for her contributions, Hazel has been honored with the Caribbean Impact Award by Caribbean Life and the Corporate Counsel National Women in Law Award in the Thought Leadership Category. Hazel earned her JD from Harvard Law School and a certificate from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the City College of New York, where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She and her family reside in New York.

Nancy L. McCullough ’92

Nancy L. McCullough is the principal of a boutique law practice handling intellectual property matters, in particular for the entertainment, fashion and e-commerce industries, and general business advising, including serving as outside general counsel for diverse clients. Nancy counsels clients on strategic planning and compliant business practices, negotiates and drafts diverse agreements, guides dispute resolution, and advises on IP rights development, acquisition, monetization, and defense. While in law school, Nancy served as a member of the Board of Editors of the Harvard Law Review, and as the president of the Harvard Committee on Sports and Entertainment law. Nancy’s career has been highlighted by extensive community service projects, particularly for nonprofit endeavors supporting underserved communities and traditionally-underrepresented group members, believing strongly that equality and fair access to opportunities should be within reach for all.

Shayna Medley ’17

Shayna Medley (they/she) is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF), where they represent transgender and nonbinary people in civil rights lawsuits around the country regarding conditions in prisons and jails, access to health care, and access to accurate identification documents. Shayna also teaches a Transgender & Reproductive Justice seminar at Cardozo Law School, and previously taught Legal Research & Writing at HLS. Prior to TLDEF, Shayna worked as a litigation fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights and a Skadden Fellow at the ACLU LGBTQ & HIV Project. In 2022 they were named one of the 40 Best Lawyers Under 40 by the LGBTQ Bar Association.

Vernā Myers ’85

Vernā Myers is a DEI pioneer, a highly sought-after DEI Keynote Speaker, and DEI Consultant. She is the Founder and President of The Vernā Myers Company and was the first executive head of inclusion at Netflix. Vernā is a Harvard-educated lawyer, best-selling author, TED speaker, podcast celebrity, and owner of her trademarked quote, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.®” With nearly three decades of experience, Vernā’s work as an inclusion strategist, cultural innovator, thought leader, and social commentator has guided myriad organizations across the world in dismantling barriers to inclusion and equity across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, religion, and other differences. Her expertise and experience – personal and professional – have been instrumental in guiding workplaces toward embracing and integrating diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging into all facets of workplace operations.

Jessica Neuwirth ’85

Jessica Neuwirth is an international women’s rights lawyer and activist. She is one of the founders of Equality Now, an international women’s rights organization established in 1992, and the founder and Director of Donor Direct Action, an offshoot project now hosted by the Sisterhood is Global Institute to support women’s rights organizations around the world. She is also a founder of the new ERA Coalition, mobilizing a renewed effort to get the Equal Rights Amendment into the United States Constitution. To aid this effort, she has also written a book titled Equal Means Equal, Why the Time for the ERA is Now. In September 2018, she was appointed by Hunter College as Distinguished Lecturer and Rita E. Hauser Director of the Human Rights Program at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute.

Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines ’90

Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines (Ret.) is a Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan where she focuses on class action litigation, internal investigations, crisis management and complex business disputes. A former U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris, France, Crystal Chairs the firm’s Education Practice Group and Co-Chairs its Crisis Law & Strategy Group. A law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O’Connor, Crystal has won numerous honors for her litigation, internal investigations and crisis management expertise. She has twice received Law360’s “Class Action MVP” award in 2021 and 2023 and Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Lawyers in America” award in 2023 and 2024; the Daily Journal’s “Top Women Lawyers of 2021”; Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” Lawyers of Color’s “Nation’s Best” award and Savoy Magazine’s 2022 “Most Influential Black Lawyers,” recognition.

Crystal is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School where she was a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She serves on the boards of Fulcrum BioEnergy and the California Community Foundation and on the Public Policy and Strategy Board of Cross River Bank. She previously served as a Trustee of Princeton University for nine years.

Julie Cohen Norris ’94, MBA ’94

Julie Norris is a Senior Client Partner in the Boston Office and a member of the Legal Services and Board & CEO Practices. She has nearly 20 years of retained search experience. Julie specializes in the recruitment and leadership development of Chief Legal Officers, General Counsels and Board Directors.

Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Julie was a Partner with another global search firm in their Board and Technology Practices. Earlier in her career Julie gained management experience as a senior engagement manager with McKinsey & Company, serving life sciences, technology and financial services clients.

She gained executive experience as Vice President of Product Development with CareScout, a privately held SaaS and healthcare services company that was ultimately acquired by Genworth. Julie began her career as a Mergers and Acquisitions Financial Analyst with Wasserstein Perella. Julie holds an A.B. in economics, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard College, a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and a M.B.A. with distinction, from Harvard Business School. She regularly serves as a panelist for corporate governance programs with Harvard, the National Association of Corporate Directors and other organizations.

Ruth L. Okediji LL.M. ’91, S.J.D. ’96

Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development, Professor Okediji has advised inter-governmental organizations, regional economic communities, and national governments on a range of matters related to technology, innovation policy, and development. Her widely cited scholarship on IP and development has influenced government policies in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and South America. Her ideas have helped shape national strategies for the implementation of the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement). She works closely with several United Nations agencies, research centers, and international organizations on the human development effects of international IP policy, including access to knowledge, access to essential medicines and issues related to indigenous innovation systems. Professor Okediji is a recipient of numerous awards for excellence in teaching, research and mentoring. She is an editor of the Journal of World Intellectual Property Law and an elected member of the American Law Institute. Her most recent book, Copyright Law in an Age of Limitations and Exceptions, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Professor Okediji is a graduate of the University of Jos and Harvard Law School.

Silda Palerm LL.M. ’88

Silda Palerm is a founding partner and the General Counsel of Vestry Laight, a women-owned boutique consulting firm that advises public and private institutions on high-stakes cases of workplace misconduct by providing solutions that improve culture and create a more diverse and respectful working environment. Palerm is a seasoned corporate litigator and had a distinguished legal career in New York City, having served as Vice President and Global Head of Litigation at Warner Music Group and later as Executive Vice President and Legal Director of Legal Momentum – The Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund (formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund). She was Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, and a litigation associate at the law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel.

Palerm’s expertise includes internal investigations, compliance and governance. She uses her legal background to champion women’s and victims’ rights in her professional and philanthropic pursuits.

Since 2014 Palerm has been Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Gender Equity, an advisory body that supports New York City agencies by developing and supporting policies that promote opportunities for all women and girls in areas including employment, housing, childcare, education, health and reproductive justice, criminal justice, and public safety.

Palerm was Chair of the Board of Directors of Violence Intervention Program Inc. (VIP), a grassroots organization providing services to Latinx survivors of domestic and intimate partner abuse. She served on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood NYC, where she was Chair of the Board Development and Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, where she was Chair of the Equity Committee and a member of the Executive and Governance Committees. Palerm also served on the Board of Directors of the New York Women’s Foundation, the John Jay College Foundation and MFY Legal Services. She often speaks to corporate and public audiences on issues of gender, diversity and workplace culture and misconduct.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Palerm obtained her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University. She studied law at the University of Puerto Rico (J.D.) and at Harvard Law School (LL.M.). Palerm clerked in the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico for the Honorable Federico Hernandez Denton and in the First Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Stephen Breyer, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Tina Perry ’99

Since 2019, Tina Perry has overseen all operational and creative areas of the network, reporting to OWN Chairman and CEO Oprah Winfrey. Her leadership is a driving force behind the network’s ongoing evolution to become the leading destination for Black audiences. She oversees OWN’s robust digital division including the network’s TVE Everywhere product, WatchOWN, award-winning website, and flourishing podcast business. She also oversees OWN on Max and d+, WBD’s direct-to-consumer streaming services. Perry is a champion of OWN’s social good initiatives including OWN’s award-winning get-out-the-vote and registration campaign OWN Your Vote. Perry also serves on the OWN Board of Directors, The Paley Center for Media’s Los Angeles Board of Governors, The Television Academy Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Board of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) and in 2023 was elected to the Board of Directors of ClientEarth. She has a passion for art and serves on the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) Board of Trustees, Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center Advisory Board, and is a founding board member of The Mistake Room, LA’s independent, non-profit global platform for contemporary art and ideas. Perry holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford and graduated with Honors from Stanford University.

Ina C. Popova LL.M. ’07

Ina C. Popova is a partner in Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group and Special Situations team, and her practice focuses on international arbitration, international litigation and public international law. Ms. Popova is admitted to practice in Paris and New York.

She is recognized within the legal community as one of the top international lawyers of her generation. She sits as arbitrator and serves as counsel in a broad range of international matters, and has been a Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration since 2018.

Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar ’08

Elizabeth Barchas Prelogar is the 48th Solicitor General of the United States and serves as the fourth-ranking individual at the Department of Justice. As Solicitor General, she is responsible for conducting and supervising all Supreme Court litigation on behalf of the United States.

Solicitor General Prelogar previously served in multiple roles at the Department of Justice, including Acting Solicitor General, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, and Assistant to the Solicitor General. During her prior tenure as a career attorney at the Department, she was detailed to Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and obstruction-of-justice issues, where she served as an Assistant Special Counsel.

Solicitor General Prelogar was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She received her bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews, and her law degree from Harvard Law School. After graduating from law school, Solicitor General Prelogar clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She then completed consecutive Supreme Court clerkships for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan. After her clerkships, she worked as an associate in the appellate group at Hogan Lovells LLP. She later became a partner at Cooley LLP focused on Supreme Court and appellate litigation, and she also served as a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where she co-taught a course on Supreme Court and appellate advocacy.

Elizabeth Pyjov ’19, MTS ’20

Elizabeth Pyjov is a lawyer, facilitator, and compassionate culture expert who holds three Harvard degrees, speaks five languages, has lived in seven countries, and studied neuroscience at Stanford Medical School. Through her organization Self-Compassion for Lawyers, she has reached over 10,000 people.

Elizabeth’s past professional experience includes being an Investment Funds Associate at Sidley Austin, human rights work at the United Nations, legal investigations for the New York Attorney General’s Office, and managing Compassion Journal for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She combines what she learned about ritual and meaning at Harvard Divinity School, her literature degree from Harvard College, the rigor of Harvard Law School, and her work and her time studying with the Dalai Lama to think outside the box and address modern challenges in the legal world.

Elizabeth works with the New York Appellate Court, the Library of Congress, the New York State Bar Association, The Carlyle Group, the New York Legal Assistance Group, Public Defenders Offices, and law firms in the US and abroad, including Weil Gotshal, Perkins Coie, and Ropes and Gray.

Her goal is to contribute to a more compassionate legal profession. This work is the greatest privilege of her life.

Jennifer J. Raab ’85

Jennifer J. Raab is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to accelerating cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research. Prior to leading NYSCF, Ms. Raab served as President of Hunter College for twenty-two years. During her tenure, she transformed Hunter into the “crown jewel” of the City University of New York and a model for public higher education nationwide. Prior to Hunter, she served as Chair of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for seven years where she was noted for modernizing the agency overseeing historic preservation of NYC. Earlier in her career, she was a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She was also Director of Public Affairs for the New York City Planning Commission. Recognition for her work includes election in 2016 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Gold Honor Medal for distinguished service to society and humanity by the National Institute of Social Sciences. Ms. Raab received her BA with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, and a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School where she was a writer and staff editor for the Women’s Law Journal.

Natosha Reid Rice ’97

Natosha Reid Rice is currently Habitat for Humanity International’s first Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer where she leads the development and execution of Habitat’s global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Previously, as Associate General Counsel at Habitat, Natosha initiated and managed financing programs and strategies to generate sources of capital to enable Habitat affiliates to build affordable housing with families throughout the U.S. In addition to her work at Habitat, Natosha served as an Associate Pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA for 11 years before now serving as All Saints’ Episcopal Church’s Minister for Public Life. Prior to joining Habitat, she was an associate in the commercial real estate practices of Alston & Bird LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. While at these firms, her practice focused on commercial real estate development transactions, loan workouts, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. Natosha services on the Executive Committee of the global Harvard Alumni Association.

Johanna Robinson ’09

Johanna Robinson is a managing director in Evercore’s Financial Sponsors Group. Since joining Evercore, Ms. Robinson has advised clients on transactions across industries, including DuPont on its proxy fight with Trian Fund Management and the spinoff of its Performance Chemicals segment; Knight Transportation on its merger with Swift Transportation; KKR on its conversion to a C-Corp.; DecoPac on its sale to Snow Phipps Group; and Macquarie, Centerbridge and Canada Pension Plan on the sale of their interest in the Pocahontas Parkway to Globalvia.

Prior to joining Evercore, Ms. Robinson worked as an attorney in the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny & Myers.

Ms. Robinson graduated from Cornell with a B.A. in economics and psychology, received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and received her M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Carol Rose ’96

Carol Rose is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts. Ms. Rose started her career as a reporter, working for United Press International, the Des Moines Register, and The New York Times, with stints in Washington D.C., Israel, West Bank& Gaza, Northern Ireland, Japan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. She was based in Peshawar, Pakistan, from 1990-1993, during which time she traveled and reported extensively throughout the Af-Pak region. After law school, Carol clerked for Federal District Court Judge Patti Saris and worked as a First Amendment, intellectual property, and civil rights lawyer at the Boston law firm of Hill & Barlow, before taking the helm at the ACLU of Massachusetts in 2003. Ms. Rose is a graduate of Stanford University (BSc), the London School of Economics (MSc), and Harvard Law School, where she was co-editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.

Diane L. Rosenfeld LL.M. ’96

Diane L. Rosenfeld is a Lecturer on Law and the founding director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School. Her courses include Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice; Title IX: Sports, Sex and Equality on Campus and reading groups on Feminist Utopias and The Bonobo Sisterhood. Author of the recent book The Bonobo Sisterhood: Revolution Through Female Alliance (HarperCollins, 2022), Ms. Rosenfeld is actively engaged in promoting its thesis: that creating unprecedented female-female alliances modeled on the bonobos is a promising path toward thwarting patriarchal violence. Prior to teaching at Harvard, she served as the first Senior Counsel to the Office of Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice. After receiving her JD from the University of Wisconsin, Rosenfeld was an Executive Assistant Attorney General in Illinois where she specialized in environmental enforcement, women’s advocacy, and the ethics of government attorneys. She was recently appointed to the Committee of Scholars for Ms. Magazine.

Hillary A. Sale ’93

Hillary A. Sale is an experienced board director and influential business leader and consultant. She is a recognized expert in financial services, ESG, securities, crisis management, compliance, corporate governance, strategy, and leadership. She is a director for the Cboe U.S. Securities Exchanges, Cboe Futures Exchange, and Cboe SEF. She served the maximum of two terms as a member of the FINRA Board of Governors from 2016-2022, where she chaired the Regulatory Policy Committee and served on the Executive, Nominating and Governance, Compensation, and Regulatory Operations Committees. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Foundation Press, a publisher of scholarly books, is a faculty member with the National Association of Corporate Directors, speaks and works with boards across the country, and is the Chair of the DirectWomen Board Institute.

Hillary is the Agnes Williams Sesquicentennial Professor of Leadership and Corporate Governance at Georgetown Law Center, where she was the Associate Dean for Strategy from 2020-2023, and is also a Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. As an award-winning scholar and industry-focused academic, she writes and speaks about corporate governance, ESG, securities, compliance, strategy, and leadership. In the spring of 2017, she was the Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, teaching Corporate Boards and Governance and Leadership.

She is an accomplished business partner who speaks to industry groups and academic audiences and was selected by the St. Louis Business Journal as a “2014 Most Influential Business Woman.” In addition to running governance and leadership programs, Hillary consults regularly with CEOs, C-suite executives, and boards on governance, strategy, ESG, inclusion and diversity, company culture, board effectiveness, and compliance. She also works with business leaders in both custom executive education programs and programs at Harvard Law, where she Chairs the Women’s Leadership Initiative, and at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and the Law Center.

Hillary graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds a master’s degree in Economics from Boston University, where she also completed her B.A., summa cum laude. Before joining the Georgetown faculty, she was the Walter D. Coles Professor of Law and a Professor of Management at Washington University in St. Louis.

Previously, Hillary served as the F. Arnold Chair in Corporate Finance and Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. She can be reached at or 202.662.4222.

Hon. Virna L. Santos ’90

Appointed to serve in the Fresno County Superior in March 2022, Judge Virna L. Santos, is currently presiding over misdemeanor matters, following her initial Juvenile Justice assignment.

Prior to her appointment, Judge Santos worked as a Sole Practitioner. She also served as Regional Director for Judicial Studies and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training from 2011 to 2014 and was a Senior Legal Advisor detailed to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia from 2007 to 2011. Judge Santos served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California from 1995 to 2007 and as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Gilberto Gierbolini at the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico from 1993 to 1995. She served as a Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 1990 to 1993. Judge Santos earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1987.

Jaime Santos ’11

Jaime Santos is the Co-Chair of Goodwin’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice. Her work focuses on appellate matters and complex civil litigation in federal courts, including ERISA litigation, patent litigation, constitutional law, and product litigation. She has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and more than half of the federal courts of appeals, as well as in state and federal trial courts. Jaime also regularly speaks publicly about matters affecting the Supreme Court, as well as diversity and bias within the legal profession; she previously co-hosted the Supreme Court podcast Strict Scrutiny and has been a guest on numerous podcasts and programs, including NPR’s All Things Considered, the National Constitution Center’s podcast We the People, and Bloomberg’s podcast Cases and Controversies. Jaime currently serves as on the Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and has served on the Executive Committee of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court (the first American Inn of Court dedicated to appellate practice), the MacArthur Justice Center Supreme Court & Appellate Advisory Board, the National Women’s Law Center’s Leadership Advisory Council, and as an appellate mentor for The Appellate Project—an organization committed to empowering law students of color to thrive in the appellate field.

Jennifer Selendy ’95

Jennifer Selendy is a founding partner of Selendy Gay PLLC. Jennifer’s leadership in founding and managing the firm was recognized by Corporate Counsel, which named her 2020’s “Managing Partner of the Year.” She was recently named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Top 200 Lawyers. A seasoned trial and appellate litigator, Jennifer represents both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes disputes. She has tried more than two dozen cases in state and federal courts and arbitration. Jennifer’s plaintiff-side practice includes disputes ranging from bankruptcy litigation to antitrust and earn out disputes. She is frequently called on to help clients challenging so-called liability management transactions in the syndicated loan markets. She has represented clients on both sides of these controversial matters and has advised private equity firms considering non-pro-rata transactions. Jennifer’s defense practice is equally diverse, and she is often tapped for matters relating to alleged financial misconduct, de-SPAC mergers, domestic and international arbitration, as well as complex fraud and breach of contract cases. Jennifer is a co-founder of the 30 Birds Foundation, an organization that evacuated over 400 schoolgirls from Afghanistan and now provides support to Afghan girls who escaped the Taliban. She serves on the boards of the Tisch College for Civic Life at Tufts University and the National Center for Law & Economic Justice and was the founding board chairman of The Speyer Legacy School, an independent K-8 school for gifted children that focuses on identifying and educating low-income, high-achieving children in New York City. In addition to her J.D. from Harvard Law School, Jennifer holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford where she was a Marshall Scholar and is now an Honorary Member at St. Antony’s College.

Kristin Sostowski ’01

Kristin Sostowski is a Director (Partner) in the Employment & Labor Law Group at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. She represents New Jersey and national employers in a wide variety of industries, providing strategic counsel to clients at all phases of the employment relationship, including advising on compliance with federal and state workplace laws, pre-litigation risk avoidance, and defense of workplace-related disputes in state and federal courts and agencies. She also chairs the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Mansfield Certification working group. Kristin was President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) from 2019-2020 and currently serves as NAWL’s liaison to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession. Additionally, she is a longtime Trustee of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. In addition to her Harvard Law education, Kristin received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in Political Science with High Honors.

Laura Stein ’87

Laura Stein is Executive Vice President – Corporate & Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Mondelēz International, a global snacking company with 2023 net revenues of approximately $36 billion. In her role, Laura is a member of the Mondelez Leadership Team and oversees the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate reputation and ESG agendas, including public and government affairs, internal and external corporate communications, sustainability, community and foundation efforts, as well as enterprise risk and security.

Before joining Mondelēz International in January 2021, Laura served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Affairs for The Clorox Company. During her time there, Laura was a member of the Clorox Executive Committee and led Clorox’s global legal and corporate affairs functions, including compliance, enterprise risk, internal audit, communications, government affairs, ESG, community affairs, crisis management, business continuity, security and insurance. She also served as President of The Clorox Company Foundation and sponsored the Clorox Women’s Employee Resource Group.

Prior to her time at Clorox, Laura served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel at the H.J. Heinz Company, where she was a member of the Heinz Senior Management Committee, with responsibility for global legal, compliance, enterprise risk and security matters. She sponsored Heinz’s women’s leadership group and was a Director of Heinz’s Foundation.

Laura is a director of JDE Peet’s, the world’s leading pure-play coffee and tea company. Previously, Laura was a director and chair of the Pension Investment Committee and of the Environmental, Safety & Security Committee of Canadian National Railway (CN), a transportation and logistics leader. She was also previously a director, the independent lead director and chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of Franklin Resources, Inc., a global investment management organization known as Franklin Templeton, with over $1.5 trillion of assets under management. In addition, Laura is a former director of Nash Finch Company, a Fortune 500 food distribution and logistics company that was subsequently merged with Spartan Stores.

Laura has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Pro Bono Institute and the CEELI Institute (Central and Eastern European Law Initiative). She is a member of the American Law Institute Council and the Leaders Council of the Legal Service Corporation, and on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession and Corporate Pro Bono. Among other leadership roles, she is the former chair of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, the Association of General Counsel, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the ABA Asia Rule of Law Initiative and the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence. Laura previously served on the Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School.

Laura received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees. She has lived in Europe and China and speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and some French and Portuguese.

Brande Stellings ’93

Brande Stellings is an expert on women’s advancement and inclusion and combines her experience as a litigator, diversity and inclusion consultant and lifelong advocate for women’s equity to help organizations build safe and inclusive workplaces. She is a founding partner of Vestry Laight LLC, a boutique firm that advises organizations in high stakes matters involving workplace culture, usually in the aftermath of a public reckoning around sexual harassment and discrimination. Public clients include Fox News, the Washington Commanders, USA Weightlifting, WWE and Riot Games. Previously, Brande led the consulting department at Catalyst, partnering with CEOs, senior executives and board directors on strategies to advance women and promote inclusion in the workplace and the boardroom. Earlier in her career, Brande practiced law at NBC Universal Inc. (where she co-led the GE Women’s Network) and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She previously chaired the NYC Bar’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee as well as the Conference Board’s Leadership Council on Advancing Women, served on the board of DirectWomen (accelerating board opportunities for women lawyers) and is a founding member of Beyond #MeToo: A Working Group on Corporate Governance, Compliance and Risk. She received her BA from Yale College.

Natalie Vernon ’17

Natalie Vernon is an M&A associate at Cooley LLP. After law school Natalie clerked for the Honorable Michael J. Melloy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and began her legal career as a corporate associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Natalie previously worked at Google, where she was responsible for the company’s efforts around the 2012 election and launched state and local government-focused initiatives, and in the White House Office of Political Affairs, where she wrote political briefs for twenty states in the South and Southwest. Natalie is a member of the Harvard Law School Association executive committee and a board member of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance. She holds a BA and an MPA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Anne Weisberg ’85

Anne Weisberg has spent her career advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion, with a focus on women. She helped found the Alumnae Committee of the HLSA in 1985 and helped plan Celebration events for the next 30 years. She directed Women in Law: Making the Case (Catalyst, 2001) and is the co-author of two books, Everything a Working Mother Needs to Know (Doubleday 1994) and Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today’s Nontraditional Workforce (HBS Press, 2007) as well as numerous articles and op-eds. She has held senior DEI roles at Paul, Weiss, BlackRock and Deloitte, and teaches Inclusive Leadership to MBA students at NYU. Currently, Anne is part of the leadership team at Force Multiplier and the Board of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and has been elected to her town’s Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition to her Harvard Law education, Anne holds a degree from University of California-Berkeley in Political Economy of Natural Resources. She and her husband have five children between them and split their time between New York and Sherman, CT.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe ’24

Ifeoma “Ify” White-Thorpe is the President of the Recording Artists Project at Harvard Law School, which is a student practice organization that conducts Pro Bono work for entertainment clients under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Ify also serves as the CEO and founder of KOLO Publishing, a publishing company dedicated to developing and publishing works written by Black women and girls. Ify served as a Business and Legal Affairs Emerging Talent Associate at Atlantic Records and as a Legal Resident at Roc Nation in 2023. In 2019, Ify was recruited by the CMO of Converse, Inc. to help conceive and spearhead the Converse All Stars Series– an international platform and community providing mentorship and creative opportunities for artists and activists. Ify served as a co-lead on the Steering Committee for the Converse All Stars Series in 2020 and as a Marketing Fellow at Converse from 2019 to 2021. In addition to her Harvard Law education, Ify holds degrees from Harvard College in Government and Chemistry.

David B. Wilkins ’80

David B. Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiative on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. Professor Wilkins has written over 80 articles on the legal profession in leading scholarly journals and the popular press, and is the co-author or editor of five books, including one of the leading casebooks in the field. His current scholarly projects include Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies, Disruptive Innovation in the Market, the Reemergence of the Big Four Accountancy Networks in the Market for Legal Services, and After the JD: A Ten Year Longitudinal Study of Lawyers Careers. Professor Wilkins teaches several courses on lawyers, including The Legal Profession, and Challenges of a General Counsel. In 2007, he co-founded Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program, where he teaches in several courses including Leadership in Law Firms and Leadership in Corporate Counsel. Professor Wilkins has given over 50 endowed lectures at universities around the world and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, law firms and corporate retreats. He holds honorary degrees from Roger Williams University (2017) and Stockholm University in Sweden (2012). He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Harvard Law School Alumni Award, (2016), the Aptissimi Award for Academic Excellence from ESADE UNIVERSITY in Spain (2014), the Distinguished Visiting Mentor Award from Australia National University (2012), the American Bar Foundation Scholar of the Year Award (2010), the J. Clay Smith Award from Howard University School of Law (2009), and the Order of the Coif Distinguished Scholar Award (2008). In 2012, Professor Wilkins was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2014 he was elected as a corresponding member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors.

Mayor Michelle Wu ’12

Michelle Wu is the Mayor of Boston. Michelle Wu is a daughter of immigrants, a Boston Public Schools mom, and the first woman and person of color to be elected Mayor of Boston. A fierce believer in the power of community and collaboration, she is committed to building a Boston where housing is affordable; transit is accessible; growth is sustainable; and every community has the resources and opportunities to thrive.

Cece Xie ’16

Cece Xie is a writer, lecturer, content creator, and lawyer. She is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School and was previously an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. She is currently working on her debut nonfiction book about the world of biglaw, which will be published by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in 2025. She writes a newsletter, debrief, where she shares her thoughts and analyses on culture, work, and being alive, and creates videos for her audience of over 500,000 across all social media platforms. She also teaches Intellectual Property in the Digital Age at Yale University and runs her own legal practice, Studio Legal LLP, an arts and entertainment firm and consultancy.

Sandra S. Yamate ’84

Sandra S. Yamate is the CEO of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”), the legal profession’s leading DEI think tank. In that role she has been responsible for the legal profession’s first research measuring corporate client diversity spend and designed the curriculum for a first of its kind law school course about DEI in the legal profession. Before IILP, Sandra spent ten years as the Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and the preceding three years as the first Executive Director of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms. Prior to that, she was a litigator in Chicago for ten years. Sandra serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Women Lawyers and the board of the Chicago Bar Foundation.

Jee Young You ’05

Jee Young You is the Associate General Counsel, Director of Litigation, IP Investigations, and eDiscovery at Adobe. She manages the global litigation docket for Adobe, including IP, commercial, securities, employment, and privacy litigations, and government investigations. Previous to her in-house career, Jee Young was outside counsel at global law firms. Jee Young serves on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Law School Association, the HLSA of NorCal, and on the board of directors of Opera Parallele, a contemporary opera company. In addition to her JD from Harvard Law School, Jee Young graduated from Columbia University.