Speaker Biographies 2015 Spring Reunion William P. Alford ’77 Professor Alford’s books include To Steal a Book is an Elegant Offense: Intellectual Property Law in Chinese Civilization (Stanford University Press 1995), Raising the Bar: The Emerging Legal Profession in East Asia (Harvard East Asian Legal Studies 2007), 残疾 人法律保障机制研究 (A Study of Legal Mechanisms to Protect Persons with Disabilities) (Huaxia Press 2008, with Wang Liming and Ma Yu’er), and Prospects for the Professions in China (Routledge 2011, with William Kirby and Kenneth Winston). He has also written dozens of articles concerning Chinese law and legal history and the US-China relationship. Professor Alford was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Geneva in 2010 and has been an honorary professor or fellow at Renmin University of China, Zhejiang University, the National College of Administration, and the Institute of Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Science, and is the recipient of prizes and fellowships, including the inaugural O’Melveny & Myers Centennial Award, the Kluwer China Prize, the Qatar Pearls of Praise Award, and an Abe (Japan) Fellowship. Professor Alford has served as a consultant to the US government, the World Bank, the Ford Foundation, foreign governments, law firms, nongovernmental organizations, and corporations, and has been a dispute resolution panelist under the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He is a member of the executive committee and chair of the research and policy committee of the board of directors of Special Olympics International, which serves individuals with intellectual disabilities in more than 180 nations, and which, in 2008, honored him for his work on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities in China. Professor Alford has a BA from Amherst College (1970); an LLB from the University of Cambridge, St. John’s College (1972); MAs from Yale University, in Chinese Studies (1974) and Chinese History (1975); and a JD from Harvard Law School (1977). Ryan Baker ’00 Ryan G. Baker founded the trial boutique Baker Marquart LLP in 2008, along with two other HLS graduates. Since then, Mr. Baker has represented clients ranging from high net-worth individuals to Fortune 100 companies in complex commercial litigation, both at the trial court and appellate levels. His practice areas include all areas of intellectual property, securities and entertainment law. Prior to Baker Marquart, Ryan practiced at Quinn Emanuel and Cooley. In addition to serving on class reunion committees, he has actively participated in raising money for the Harvard Law School Fund. Ryan is on the Board of Advisors of AfterSchool All-Stars, a non-profit organization providing after-school educational enrichment activities for children. Mr. Baker also serves as an Ambassador for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In 2014, he raced the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race to raise money for that hospital. Ryan lives in Sherman Oaks, California, with his wife and two daughters. In addition to his Harvard degree, Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brigham Young University. Ona Balkus ’13 Ona Balkus is a Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, where she provides legal and policy guidance to community advocacy groups and non-profits who are working to improve their communities’ food systems. Her clients have included advocacy coalitions in Mississippi, Navajo Nation, and La Paz, Bolivia, among others. She is also the attorney supervisor for the Harvard Mississippi Delta Project, a student practice organization working to improve policies that 1
affect the health, social, and economic outcomes of this region. During law school, Ona was a student in the Food Law and Policy Clinic for three semesters, and then worked as a research assistant for the Clinic’s Director, Emily Broad Leib. Ona first became interested in food law and policy during her year as an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer in Washington, DC, where she led cooking-based nutrition classes for low-income communities. Ona received her joint JD/MPH from Harvard Law School and Harvard School of Public Health in 2013. Matthew Koch Bugher ’10 Matthew Bugher is the Global Justice Fellow at the Human Rights Program (HRP). He has extensive experience with human rights issues in Myanmar, in particular with the civilian impact of armed conflict in the country. Bugher supervises students on research, fact-finding, and advocacy activities relating to military reform, accountability for human rights violations, and the rule of law in Myanmar. Prior to joining HRP, Bugher spent three years in Southeast Asia focused on human rights issues in Myanmar. During that time, he worked with Aegis Trust, Amnesty International, and the International Commission of Jurists on topics including economic, social and cultural rights, armed conflict, and political prisoners. Additionally, as Myanmar Project Manager for Justice Base, a UK-based rule of law organization, Matthew established an office in Yangon, Myanmar and initiated various programs to support local lawyers and activists. Bugher is a graduate of Harvard Law School and an alumni of the International Human Right Clinic. He holds a BS in Business and Economics from Grove City College. Joaquin Castro ’00 Joaquin Castro represents Texas’ 20th Congressional District and serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. First elected to Congress in 2012, Castro was the 2013 co-president for the House freshman Democrats and now serves in the House Democratic Leadership as Chief Deputy Whip. Castro, who hails from San Antonio, graduated from Stanford University in 1996 and from Harvard Law School in 2000. At the age of 28, Castro was elected to the Texas Legislature where he served for ten years. While a state representative, Castro created the Trailblazers College Tour, personally raising money to send underprivileged students on college visits, exposing them to some of the nation’s best institutions of higher education. Julián Castro ’00 Julián Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 28, 2014. In this role, Castro oversees 8,000 employees and a budget of $46 billion, using a performance-driven approach to achieve the Department’s mission of expanding opportunity for all Americans. “Julián is a proven leader, a champion for safe, affordable housing and strong, sustainable neighborhoods,” said President Barack Obama after Castro’s confirmation. “I know that together with the dedicated professionals at HUD, Julián will help build on the progress we’ve made battling back from the Great Recession - rebuilding our housing market, reducing homelessness among veterans, and connecting neighborhoods with good schools and good jobs that help our citizens succeed.” As Secretary, Castro’s focus is ensuring that HUD is a transparent, efficient and effective champion for the people it serves. Utilizing an evidence-based management style, he has charged the Department with one goal: giving every person, regardless of their station in life, new opportunities to thrive. Before HUD, Castro served as Mayor of the City of San Antonio. During his tenure, he became known as a national leader in urban development. In 2010, the City launched the “Decade of Downtown”, an initiative to spark investment in San Antonio’s center city and older neighborhoods. This effort has attracted $350 million in private sector investment, with the goal of building additional housing units in the city. In addition, San Antonio’s East Side is the only neighborhood in America that has received funding to implement major projects under three key Obama Administration revitalization initiatives: Choice Neighborhoods, Promise Neighborhoods and the Byrne Criminal Justice Program. In March 2010, Castro was named to the World Economic Forum’s list of Young Global Leaders. Later that year, Time magazine placed him on its“40 under 40” list of rising stars in American politics. Previously, Castro served as a member of the San Antonio City Council. He is also an attorney and worked at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld before starting his own practice. 2
Secretary Castro received a BA from Stanford University in 1996, and a JD from Harvard Law School in 2000. He and his wife, Erica, have a daughter, Carina and a son, Cristian. Emily Cole ’15 Emily Cole is a third-year law student from Chicago. After graduating from Yale University in 2009, she worked for three years at Analysis Group, a consulting firm that specializes in providing support to expert witnesses testifying in litigation. Since starting law school in 2012, Emily has been a research assistant for Professor Guhan Subramanian. During the summer after her first year at Harvard, Emily interned at CORE Media Group, a portfolio company of Apollo Management that produces and manages entertainment brands and content. She spent her second summer at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, where she worked primarily on private equity transactions. This semester, Emily’s work with the Food Law & Policy Clinic has focused on reducing food waste through expiration date law reform and ensuring increased access to nutritious food in Congress’ upcoming reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Emily is graduating from Harvard this spring and will return to Kirkland as a corporate associate in the fall. Kenyon Colli ’16 Kenyon Colli is a second-year law student from Darien, Connecticut. She received her BA in Psychology and International Relations from the University of Connecticut. Before coming to law school, she worked on a research team focused on the implementation of evidence-based practices and spent a year working as a Residence Director at a small liberal arts college in Massachusetts. During her 1L summer, she interned at the Federal Public Defender Office in Boston. At HLS, Kenyon is the incoming President of the Women’s Law Association, Community Service Cochair for La Alianza, and a member of the Prison Legal Assistance Project. Eva Herbst Davis ’90 For more than 20 years, Eva has advised her clients on US and cross-border complex business transactions with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. As an advisor to strategics and private equity funds and their portfolio companies, Eva counsels domestic and international clients in public and private M&A transactions, public and private debt and equity financing transactions, including initial public offerings, and distressed sales and investments in and out of bankruptcy. Eva also represents public companies and their boards of directors and special committees in connection with enterprise-transformative business opportunities and legal challenges, as well as providing corporate governance advice. Eva serves as lead deal counsel, and negotiated and completed transactions in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, consumer products, energy, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceutical, retail, semiconductor, technology and telecommunications. In 2014, Eva was recognized by Chambers USA in the Corporate/M&A/Private Equity category and was also honored with a “Client Choice Award” for her M&A work in California. Eva served as Harvard Celebration 60 Outreach Cochairwoman. Eva graduated summa cum laude from Duke University in 1987. George E. Edwards ’85 George E. Edwards is Special Assistant to the Dean for Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental Organizations and The C.M. Gray Professor of Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law. At Indiana, he founded the Program in International Human Rights Law (Master of Laws LLM Track), which has had over 200 Indiana law student placements in 56 countries on 6 continents with the United Nations, governments and NGOs. His Indiana program was awarded Special Consultative Status with Accreditation to the United Nations Economic & Social Council (UN-ECOSOC). He modeled his Indiana program after the HLS Human Rights Program, which was founded when he was an HLS student. He was one of the first HLS Human Rights Program overseas interns, and was awarded a Professor C. Clyde Ferguson Fellowship to intern for an NGO in Sudan and Ethiopia during a famine year, and for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees. The Pentagon awarded his Indiana human rights program NGO Observer Status, and he then founded the Military Commission Observation Project (MCOP) (www.GitmoObserver.com) that sends law students, faculty, staff and graduates to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to monitor military commission hearings. Mr. Edwards has worked on or been expert witness on many international cases including that of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. 3
He is an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF), and was appointed as a Center for National Policy (CNP) Fellow in International Human Rights in Washington, DC. Mr. Edwards created a global Master of Laws information portal that builds on his book, LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide To US Law School Programs (Wolters Kluwer) (www.LLMRoadMap.com). He was Visiting Professor at DePaul College of Law and Stetson College of Law, and Visiting Fellow at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is Life Member, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He received a Fulbright grant to teach at Universidad de San Pedro, in Peru. Previously, Mr. Edwards spent 5 years at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, was an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York, and clerked for Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the Southern District of New York. At HLS he was a member of the Harvard Law Review, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and he was a Research Assistant to the Graduate Law Programs. He is widely published internationally in international human rights law, and has received numerous Teaching, Research and Civic Engagement Awards from Indiana University. Lisa M. Fairfax ’95 Lisa M. Fairfax, Harvard College ’92, Harvard Law School ’95, is the Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School. She teaches courses on corporations, securities regulation, shareholder activism, and contracts, and her scholarly interests include corporate governance matters, directors’ fiduciary obligations, board diversity, securities fraud, and shareholder participation. In addition to her numerous law review articles, Professor Fairfax has authored a book entitled, Shareholder Democracy: A Primer on Shareholder Activism and Participation, and a chapter on board independence in the Research Handbook on the Economics of Economics of Corporate Law. Lisa is the cochair of DirectWomen Board Institute, an annual program that provides orientation and support for women selected to participate in DirectWomen, a non-profit organization designed to identify, develop, and support a select group of accomplished women attorneys to serve as qualified directors for boards of US companies. She has served as chair of both the Securities Regulation Section and the Business Association Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), and is a former member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) National Adjudicatory Council and FINRA’s, NASDAQ Market Regulation Committee. In addition, Lisa served on the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Committee on Corporate Law, an invitation-only committee responsible for updating and reviewing the Model Business Corporation Act. Prior to joining the GW Law faculty, Professor Fairfax was a Professor of Law and Director of the Business Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. Before entering academia, Professor Fairfax practiced corporate and securities law with the Boston and Washington offices of the law firm of Ropes & Gray. Burt M. Fealing ’95 Burt M. Fealing is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Southwire Company, North America’s leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity. Southwire manufactures and supplies wires and cables for residential, commercial, mining, industrial, transmission, substation, distribution, renewable, and original equipment manufacturer markets in North America. Prior to joining Southwire, Fealing served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at ITT Corporation, a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company, in White Plains, NY. Fealing joined ITT in 2010 from retail grocery provider SUPERVALU Inc, where he served as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief Securities Counsel. He previously held numerous leadership roles at Verizon Communications, including serving as the General Counsel for one of its businesses. Fealing has extensive experience advising on board of directors and corporate governance issues, as well as federal securities law and regulatory compliance. He earned his BA degree in Economics with honors and Psychology from Williams College in Williamstown, MA, and received his JD from Harvard Law School. 4
Allen Ferrell ’95 Allen Ferrell is the Greenfield Professor of Securities Law at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty associate at the Kennedy School of Government, chairman of the Harvard Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, and a research associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute. He was previously on the Board of Economic Advisors to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a research fellow at FINRA, and a member of the ABA Task Force on Corporate Governance. He has written widely on capital market regulation, securities litigation and corporate governance. His representative includes Thirty Years of Shareholder Rights and Firm Valuation forthcoming in the Journal of Finance (with Martijn Cremers), Forward-casting 10b-5 Damages: A Comparison to other Methods, 37 Journal of Corporation Law 365 (with Atanu Saha) and Mandated Disclosure and Stock Returns: Evidence from the Over-the-Counter Market, 36 Journal of Legal Studies 1. He received his PhD in economics from MIT, his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA and MA from Brown University. He clerked for Judge Silberman on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Justice Anthony Kennedy of the US Supreme Court. Peter Fisher ’85 Peter R. Fisher is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Business and Government at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he is also a Senior Lecturer. Mr. Fisher also serves as a Senior Director of the BlackRock Investment Institute. He is a member of the Board of Directors of AIG, Inc., of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Mr. Fisher has previously served as head of BlackRock’s Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group and as Chairman of BlackRock Asia. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2004, Mr. Fisher served as Under Secretary of the US Treasury for Domestic Finance from 2001 to 2003. He also worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1985 to 2001, concluding his service as Executive Vice President and Manager of the Federal Reserve System Open Market Account. Mr. Fisher earned an AB degree in history from Harvard College in 1980 and his JD degree from Harvard Law School. Kristie Gurley ’15 Kristie Gurley is a third year student at Harvard Law School. She received her BS in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, then worked at two Georgia law firms and cotaught a course on intergenerational policy at Georgia Tech. At HLS, Kristie joined the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation, for which she served as Editor-in-Chief and Copresident. Kristie has been involved in the Food Law & Policy Clinic, serving as a clinical student for two semesters and currently working as a legal research assistant. Kristie spent her summers at the Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy and at Covington & Burling LLP. Following graduation, Kristie plans to return to Covington and hopes to participate in food law projects. Mohamed Helal Mohamed Helal was a Lecturer-on-Law at Harvard Law School teaching Public International Law during the Fall 2014 semester. He is also currently an SJD Candidate at Harvard Law School. For the past four years, he was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with Professor John Ruggie’s Global Governance course for which he was awarded the 2014 HKS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Student Teaching. Prior to coming to Harvard, Mr. Helal taught international human rights law at the American University in Cairo, and was a Fellow at the International Human Rights Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Helal has substantial policy experience in the fields of international law, multilateral diplomacy, and human rights. From 2005 till 2009, Mr. Helal served on the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt. He advised Egypt’s Foreign Minister on international human rights issues and on matters relating to the United Nations and other international organizations, including the Non-Aligned Movement and Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Prior to joining the Egyptian Diplomatic Corps, Mr. Helal was a legal officer on the Cabinet of the Secretary General of the League of Arab States. Also, while an SJD Candidate at Harvard Law, Mr. Helal served as the Legal Officer of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), which was established to investigate human rights abuses committed during the mass protests that occurred in Bahrain in early 2011. Patricia Hennessy ’87 In the course of her uniquely varied professional career, Ms. Hennessy has practiced law in a private firm, as well as in nonprofit and for profit corporate settings; served as a member of a law firm management team; coached attorneys and law 5
students through career development and career change; consulted on diversity and inclusion and attorney career development issues; designed and facilitated attorney skills building workshops; and spoken at law schools and bar associations on various legal career topics. She is the principal of Hennessy Consulting Group; a member of Lawyers Coaching Collaborative which brings together coaches in the world of law, psychology and organizational development; and a Senior Consultant with Vernā Myers Consulting Group, the premier diversity and inclusion consultants to the legal profession. She also has served as a JD Advisor at Harvard Law School and an LLM Advisor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Tricia is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College. She began her career as an attorney with Choate, Hall & Stewart. She subsequently held the position of Associate General Counsel of Partners HealthCare System (formerly Massachusetts General Hospital). She also served as a Division Counsel for Fresenius Medical Care, North America and as the first Director of Professional Development at Choate, Hall & Stewart. Lisa M. Kavanaugh ’00 Lisa Kavanaugh is the director of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) Innocence Program, a unit of the statewide public defender agency in Massachusetts. The Innocence Program aims to identify potentially meritorious Massachusetts innocence claims, assign experienced attorneys to litigate such claims, and administer funds to support postconviction investigation, forensic consultation and testing. Ms. Kavanaugh first joined CPCS in 2002 as a staff attorney in the Somerville Superior Court trial unit. From 2007–2009, she worked in the Appeals Unit and litigated numerous felony appeals. She is a 1996 graduate of Yale University and a 2000 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served on the Board of Directors for the Prison Legal Assistance Project and the editorial board of the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review. From 2000–2002, she served as a Prettyman Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Criminal Justice Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center. A frequent lecturer at MCLE and CPCS training programs, she has also served on the faculty of training programs at Harvard Law School and the Suffolk University Law School Macaronis Institute, and as an Adjunct Professor with the Innocence Clinic at Boston College Law School. Juliette Kayyem ’95 Juliette Kayyem is a lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and founder of Kayyem Solutions, LLC, one of the few female-owned security businesses providing strategic advice to a range of companies in technology, risk management, mega-event planning, venture capital and more. The author of numerous books and articles, she now serves as a security analyst on CNN and is featured in a weekly radio program on Boston’s NPR 89.7 WGBH. Most recently, Kayyem was President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. She also served as former Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick’s Homeland Security Advisor. In 2013, Kayyem was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial columns in the Boston Globe focused on ending the Pentagon’s combat exclusion rule against women, a policy that was changed that year. She serves on a number of boards and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Boston 2024 Olympic bid. Judge O-Gon Kwon ’85 Judge Kwon has been working as one of the permanent judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) since November 2001. He served as the Vice President of the ICTY from 2008 to 2011. Before joining the ICTY, he served in the judiciary of the Republic of Korea for 22 years as a judge in various courts, including the Seoul District Court and Taegu High Court. He also served as the Assistant Legal Advisor to the President of the Republic of Korea (1981– 1984), the Planning Director at the Office of the Court Administration of the Supreme Court of Korea (1990–1992), and the Director of Research at the Constitutional Court of Korea (1997–1999). Judge Kwon currently presides over the trial of former Bosnian Serb leader, Radovan Karadžić. Previously, he sat on the trial of Slobodan Milošević, former President of the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and on the trial of Vujadin Popović and others, in which seven Bosnian Serbs were accused of involvement in crimes following the July 1995 fall of the Srebrenica enclave. In addition to his Harvard Law education, Judge Kwon holds an LLB (1976) from Seoul National University Law School and an LLM (1983) from the Graduate School of Seoul National University. He took his bar apprenticeship in the Judicial Research and Training Institute at the Supreme Court of Korea (1979). He received a “Moran” National Order of Merit from the President of the Republic of Korea in September 2008. 6
Emily M. Broad Leib ’08 Emily Broad Leib is a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, as well as Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. She cofounded and directs the Center’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to providing legal and policy solutions to nonprofit and government clients in order to address the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system. Broad Leib teaches courses in this field and focuses her scholarship and projects on increasing access to healthy foods and assisting small-scale and sustainable food producers in participating in food markets. Prior to joining the Center, Broad Leib spent two years in Clarksdale, Mississippi as the Joint Harvard Law School/Mississippi State University Delta Fellow, serving as Director of the Delta Directions Consortium, a group of university and foundation leaders who collaborate to improve public health and foster economic development in the Mississippi Delta. In that role, she worked with community members and outside partners to design and implement programmatic and policy interventions on a range of health and economic issues in the region, with a focus on the food system. She received her BA from Columbia University and her JD from Harvard Law School. Zachary Lerner ’15 Zach Lerner is a third year law student who graduated from Duke University with a degree in Political Science and a certificate in Information Studies + Information Science. Zach taught social studies in Phoenix, Arizona as a Teach for America corps member before arriving in Cambridge. Zach is published in the Journal of Law and Technology for his work on the role of public-private partnerships in mitigating botnets. He served as a legal research assistant with the Youth and Media Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and spent a semester as a student practitioner with the Cyberlaw Clinic. Zach has spent his summers as a Google Policy Fellow at the Center for Democracy & Technology and summer associate at Fenwick & West. He will be starting a one-year fellowship at ZwillGen PLLC in Washington, DC in the fall and then serving as a law clerk for a federal district judge starting in fall 2016. Jodie C. Liu ’15 Jodie C. Liu is a 3L and a 2012 graduate of Columbia. She is a John M. Olin Fellow in Law & Economics, and also serves as Deputy Executive Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal as well as the Executive Editor of Harvard Law & Policy Review. While at Harvard, she has worked at the Open Society Justice Initiative in Budapest; Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles; and the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. She has also done research in Mumbai as a grant recipient of the Linklaters India program, served as a Team Lead for the Law and International Development Society, and been involved with the Harvard chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines. She contributes to the national security blog, Lawfare. Andrés W. López ’95 Andrés W. López is an accomplished attorney with extensive involvement in the Latino community. He has led his own law firm, The Law Offices of Andrés W. López PSC for more than a decade, focusing on federal complex litigation and class actions. Mr. López previously worked for two top-tier law firms and for two federal district court judges in Boston and San Juan. Mr. López is a two time presidential appointee. President Barack Obama appointed Mr. López to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, chaired by David M. Rubenstein, co-CEO of the Carlyle Group. In his first term, President Obama appointed Mr. López to a commission that studied the creation of a Smithsonian American Latino Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Mr. López served on President Obama’s National Finance Committee during both his presidential campaigns. During the most recent presidential campaign, Mr. López served as National Chairman of the Futuro Fund, an entity that broke all previous records for Latino presidential campaign fundraising and shattered stereotypes about the financial strength of Latinos in America. Mr. López serves on the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee, and cochairs the DNC’s Credentials Committee. Mr. López serves as cochairman of the Harvard Law School Class of 1995’s 20th Reunion. He previously served as Chairman of the Harvard Law School Latino Alumni Committee, and in that capacity, he led the Law School’s most recent Celebration of Latino Alumni. He is a founder of the Harvard Latino Law Review, and currently serves on its Advisory Board. Mr. Lopez is the president of the Harvard Club of Puerto Rico and cochair of its Schools and Scholarships Committee.
Mr. López has received numerous recognitions for his work, including the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Award, the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, and Hispanic VIP’s Man of the Year Award. PODER Magazine recently selected Mr. López as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States. He received an AB from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School. David J. Millstone ’05 Mr. Millstone is Co-CEO and Co-CIO of 40 North Management, a privately-held, diversified investment firm. 40 North invests across the public and private markets, including real estate through Winter Properties. In addition, Mr. Millstone is Vice Chairman of GAF, the nation’s largest roofing manufacturer; Vice Chairman of Specialty Granules Inc., a domestic aggregates and mining company serving the building materials industry; and former Vice Chairman of International Specialty Products Inc., a global specialty chemical manufacturer. Mr. Millstone began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Bear Stearns, where he worked in the Financial Sponsors Group. He joined the Heyman Companies in 2004. At Heyman, Mr. Millstone was involved in both private and public markets investing; spearheading strategic and corporate finance activities for the company’s operating businesses. He cofounded 40 North in 2009. Mr. Millstone graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and cum laude from Yale University. Ashley R. Moore ’10 Ashley R. Moore is a Policy Associate/Staff Attorney at the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). She works on an array of policy matters at CDF, including juvenile justice, education, and child welfare and mental health, in-house legal work, and pro bono family law matters. Previously, Ashley clerked for one year at the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in the chambers of then-Chief Judge Gregory M. Sleet. She also worked as a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in Washington, D.C. Ashley holds a BA in Government and Politics, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Kathy Patrick ’85 Kathy Patrick is a partner at Gibbs & Bruns LLP, a premier litigation boutique based in Houston, Texas. Kathy focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on securities law, creditor recovery litigation and institutional investor litigation. Kathy’s clients include: Huntsman Corporation, PIMCO, BlackRock, Trust Company of the West, Invesco, Western Asset Management, Ambac Assurance, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the former outside directors of Enron Corporation and the State of Arizona. Ms. Patrick graduated from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge John R. Brown, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has been active in pro bono work and currently serves as pro bono counsel to the Bishop of Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is a member of the ELCA Discipline Committee and is a consultant to the theological discernment team that is drafting the ELCA’s Social Message on GenderBased Violence, an important teaching document that was issued in draft form earlier this year. She is the President of the Church Council at Faith Lutheran Church and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Mosaic, the nation’s largest, faith-based provider of residential servicers to adults with intellectual disabilities. In one of her cases, she secured an $8.5 billion settlement with Bank of America on behalf of 22 institutional investors in connection with 530 securitization pools that issued over $424 billion of Countrywide-issued mortgage-backed securities. In a profile, Forbes magazine called Ms. Patrick, “the woman Wall Street fears most.” Kathy’s national recognition includes being named a “Top Ten US Woman Litigator” by Benchmark Litigation, 2012-2014 and a “Top Ten Change Agent” by the Financial Times in its feature report, “US Innovative Lawyers 2012.” She was named the overall “Outstanding Practitioner” by Euromoney Legal Media Group, at the Women in Business Law Awards, 2013. She was named “Overall Female Litigator of the Year” and “Texas Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation, 2012. Kathy is married to Rev. Arthur Murphy and they have two children.
Mindy Roseman Mindy Jane Roseman is the Academic Director of the Human Rights Program (HRP) and a Lecturer on Law at HLS. Roseman received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law and a PhD from Columbia University, in Modern European History with a focus on reproductive health. She was a Visiting Researcher at HLS in 1999. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge John F. Grady, Chief Judge, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Roseman previously was an Instructor in the Department of Population and International Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and a Senior Research Officer at its the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to those posts, Roseman was a staff attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, in charge of its East and Central European programs. As Academic Director, Professor Roseman is responsible for the substantive and administrative innovation, implementation and supervision of the academic activities of HRP. She oversees the post-graduate, summer and ad-hoc fellowships, assists in the development and execution of HRP conferences, roundtables, and publications and facilitates the selection of Visiting Fellows, in addition to planning speaker series, lectures and other outreach activities. As both a researcher and advocate, Roseman specializes in international health and human rights, particularly as they relate to gender, sexuality and reproduction. She has fostered the development of health and human rights norms, as well as their implementation, at the international and national level. She has worked with various UN agencies, as well as international and national non-governmental organizations on human rights matters in connection to HIV/AIDS, gender, sexuality and sexual practices, reproductive health, maternal health, and criminal law. Currently she is the principal investigator for an interdisciplinary and international research project on the use of criminal law to regulate sexuality, reproduction and gender. She also has supervised students in clinical projects, teaming with local partners to conduct human rights research and investigations into the forcible sterilization of women living with HIV in Namibia, and on access to sexual and reproductive health care (as part of access to justice) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lester Ross ’90 Lester Ross is Managing Partner of the Beijing Office of the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale). He has a JD from Harvard Law School and PhD from The University of Michigan, and has been residing in Beijing since 1997. Mr. Ross has a broad practice, including mergers and acquisitions, competition, foreign direct investment, financial services, intellectual property and environmental and energy law. He has particular experience advising multinational corporations on the establishment and growth of their businesses in China and the outsourcing of manufacturing and research functions. He also advises Chinese corporations with respect to their overseas expansion. He has published widely in these fields. He is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors and former General Counsel of the American Chamber of Commerce – China. William B. Rubenstein ’86 William Rubenstein is the Sidley Austin Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches and writes primarily about complex litigation. Professor Rubenstein is the author, coauthor, or editor of four books and more than a dozen scholarly articles, as well as dozens of shorter publications, most of which concern complex litigation. Since 2008, Professor Rubenstein has been the sole author of Newberg on Class Actions and he is in the process of re-writing the entire 11-volume treatise for its Fifth Edition. He has litigated, consulted, and regularly serves as an expert witness in class action lawsuits. Professor Rubenstein was a practicing lawyer for nearly a decade before becoming a law professor. After graduating from Yale College (magna cum laude, 1982) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude, 1986), Professor Rubenstein clerked for the Honorable Stanley Sporkin in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. He was then awarded a Harvard Fellowship in Public Interest Law to help start an AIDS Project at the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union. Professor Rubenstein was a Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National LGBT and AIDS Projects from 1987–1990 and Director of those Projects from 1990–1995. In those capacities, he litigated civil rights cases in state and federal courts throughout the country and oversaw the ACLU’s national litigation docket on these issues. Professor Rubenstein argued the landmark case, Braschi v. Stahl Associates, 544 N.E.2d 49 (N.Y. 1989), before New York’s highest court, yielding the first decision in the United States recognizing a gay couple as a legal family.
While practicing at the ACLU, Professor Rubenstein also taught courses on sexual orientation and AIDS law at Harvard and Yale Law Schools. In conjunction with those courses, he authored the first law school casebook in the area, now entitled, Cases and Materials on Sexual Orientation and the Law (now with Carlos Ball and Jane Schacter, 4th ed. 2011). From 1995–1997, Professor Rubenstein was a visiting professor from practice at Stanford Law School; he was awarded the 1996–1997 John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stanford Law School. From 1997–2007, Professor Rubenstein taught at UCLA School of Law; he was awarded the 2001–2002 Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching at UCLA. While at UCLA, Professor Rubenstein founded the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy. Professor Rubenstein joined the Harvard faculty in 2007; he was awarded the 2011–2012 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence at Harvard Law School. Marshall Sonenshine ’85 Marshall Sonenshine is Chairman of New York banking firm Sonenshine Partners and Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University. Mr. Sonenshine clerked on the Second Circuit, worked in Corporate Finance at Salomon Brothers and became Partner in Wolfensohn & Company, headed by US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, which later merged into Bankers Trust and then Deutsche Bank, where Mr. Sonenshine and his partners headed M&A. Mr Sonenshine has advised companies worldwide including Alcoa, Blue Cross, Daimler Benz, Disney, GE, KKR, Macy’s, the New York Times, Walgreens and countless others. In 2000 he started Sonenshine Partners, advising corporations globally on Mergers and Restructurings. Mr Sonenshine teaches the upper level Private Equity course at Columbia. He is a frequent global finance commentator on Bloomberg Television and CNBC. His law and economics writings have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Financial Times, Institutional Investor, CNN, and Columbia University. Mr. Sonenshine has served as Book Review Editor of the Harvard Law Review, Teaching Fellow in Harvard’s Government Department, and Chairman of the Harvard Law School Fund. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Executive Produced two HBO films, including Emmy award winning civil rights film The Loving Story, and serves on numerous boards including at Lincoln Center. Carolyn Stafford Stein ’85 Carolyn Stafford Stein is the Assistant Director for Alumni Advising at the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at HLS. Carolyn formerly served as an Assistant US Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, and as Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. As a Lecturer at HLS, Carolyn taught Government Lawyer and supervised students in clinical placements. Carolyn has also served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations in Massachusetts. Her previous experience includes clerking for US District Judge Robert E. Keeton, and working as an associate with McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen in San Francisco, and Hill & Barlow in Boston. Rohan Taneja ’16 Rohan is a second-year student from Libertyville, IL. He graduated from Duke University with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Economics. During the summer after his first year at Harvard, he interned at Spotify in New York City, where he worked on a number of corporate and intellectual property issues. He has been a member of the Food Law and Policy Clinic throughout his 2L year, and has had the opportunity to work on a number of interesting projects. These range from work on a food-related startup to legal research on the use of food waste in animal feed. He looks forward to applying a number of his skills during his internship at Gunderson Dettmer in New York City this summer, where he will focus on corporate and intellectual property issues. Outside of the Clinic, Rohan has been involved in the Journal of Law and Technology and the Harvard Association for Law and Business, as well as working part-time as a law clerk in Gunderson Dettmer’s Boston office. Barry Volpert ’85 Barry Volpert is the Cofounder and Chief Executive Office of Crestview Partners, which he cofounded in 2004. Crestview is a private equity firm with a contrarian orientation focused on the middle market. Crestview has approximately $7 billion in assets under management and 26 investments across three fund complexes. Mr. Volpert retired from Goldman Sachs in 2003, where he was co-chief operating officer of the Principal Investment Area worldwide. He is a director of Key Safety Systems and Oxbow Carbon. Mr. Volpert received his JD, magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review; an MBA, with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar; and an AB from Amherst College, summa cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year. From 1981 to 1982, he was a Luce Scholar in Singapore working for the Straits Times newspaper. Mr. Volpert is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control. 10
Shuangjun Wang ’16 Shuangjun Wang is a second-year law student from California. She attended college at UC Berkeley, where she developed an interest in the intersection between technology and the law. At Harvard, she joined the Journal of Law and Technology and now works as the Editor-in-Chief for Volume 29. After working at Microsoft during her 1L summer, she decided to join the Cyberlaw Clinic for a full academic year to further pursue client work relating to topics such as internet privacy and IP licensing issues. Shuangjun has learned a tremendous amount from working in the clinic, and she is looking forward to applying those skills to her work as a summer associate at Cleary Gottlieb in New York after finishing the clinic in May. Michael Waldorf ’95 Michael Waldorf received an AB magna cum laude in Economics and Russian Studies from Harvard College in 1992, and a JD, cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1995. He then moved to New York City, and worked as a corporate lawyer at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson before becoming an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston. Michael is now a Managing Director and Head of Special Execution and Public Policy with the hedge fund firm Paulson & Co., Inc. where he is on the Portfolio Review and Risk Oversight Committees, works on merger arbitrage and distressed-company investments, and handles the firm’s special projects (e.g., interaction with companies in which the firm invests, public policy matters). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Anne Weisberg ’85 Anne Weisberg is the Senior Vice President for Strategy at the Families and Work Institute, where she is responsible for setting and executing again overall goals and strategy, as well as producing thought leadership for the preeminent, actionoriented think tank doing research on the changing family, work and community. She is a recognized thought leader and executive who has designed innovative practices to build effective, inclusive work environments, including co-authoring the best-selling Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today’s Nontraditional Workforce (HBS Press, 2007). Anne was a founding member of the Alumnae Committee of the HLS Association, and cochaired the first three Celebration events for all the alumnae of HLS. Scott A. Westfahl ’88 Scott Westfahl is the Faculty Director of HLS Executive Education and also teaches courses on problem solving, teams, networks and innovation within the law school’s JD curriculum. As the Faculty Director of the Executive Education program, he leads the HLS effort to support and develop lawyers across the arc of their careers, particularly as they advance to new levels of leadership and responsibility. He oversees and teaches in Executive Education’s core, global leadership programs for law firm managing partners, emerging law firm leaders and General Counsel. He also collaborates with HLS colleagues and other Harvard faculty to design and teach custom programs for law firms, law departments and other legal-related organizations. He focuses his Executive Education teaching and writing on leadership, motivation and development of professionals, and organizational alignment from a talent management and diversity and inclusion perspective. Professor Westfahl joined HLS from the law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served from 2004–2013 as the firm’s Director of Professional Development. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the professional development of the firm’s attorneys and staff, focusing on organizational and leadership development, feedback, mentoring, career progression, diversity, professional skills training, attorney and staff integration and transitions and alumni. As a Lecturer on Law from 2010–2013, he teamed with Professor David Wilkins to teach an 80-student section of the law school’s Problem Solving Workshop for first-year students. In 2008, Professor Westfahl was chosen as one of Law Firm, Inc. magazine’s five “Innovators of the Year” for his development of a cutting edge attorney assignment system and database called iStaff, which effectively ties attorney work assignments to their professional development needs. From 2009- 2011, he served as the Chair of the Professional Development Consortium, a 450-member professional association for law firm professional development and training leaders across North America and the UK. Professor Westfahl frequently lectures and comments upon talent development within professional services firms and is the author of the book, You Get What You Measure: Lawyer Development Frameworks and Effective Performance Evaluations (NALP, 2008). Prior to his work at Goodwin Procter, Professor Westfahl spent six years leading professional development for the Washington, DC office of McKinsey & Company. He is also an experienced business and federal regulatory attorney, having practiced law with Foley & Lardner’s Washington, DC office from 1988 to 1998. Professor Westfahl earned his JD from Harvard Law School in 1988, and graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1985. 11
Jennifer Mays Weston ’85 Jennifer Weston is a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani and serves as the firm’s General Counsel and Chief of Staff. As head of the Office of General Counsel, she is responsible for client intake, claims against the firm, and compliance issues. As Chief of Staff, Jennifer is responsible for coordinating the lead administrative team to support the managing partner and Management Committee on all aspects of the law firm, including recruitment of lawyers, client relationships and client development, and firm management policies and practices. Previously, she was an associate, and later a partner and Section Head, in Bracewell’s Public Law Group, which at the time was the firm’s educational practice area. Jennifer holds a BA from Southern Methodist University. She has two children, Mary, a senior at the University of Texas, and Andrew, a freshman at Northwestern. David B. Wilkins ’80 David B. Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry 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 coauthor (along with his Harvard Law School colleague, Andrew Kaufman) of one of the leading casebooks in the field. His current scholarly projects include Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies (where he directs over 50 researchers studying the impact of globalization on the market for legal services in rapidly developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe); After the JD (a ten-year nationwide longitudinal study of lawyers’ careers); The Harvard Law School Career Study (examining, among other things, differences in the experiences of male and female graduates and the careers of lawyers who do not practice law); and The New Social Engineers (charting the historical development and current experiences of black lawyers in corporate law practice). He teaches several courses on lawyers including The Legal Profession, Legal Education for the Twenty-First Century, and Challenges of a General Counsel. In 2007, he cofounded 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 40 endowed lectures at universities around the world and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and law firm and corporate retreats. His recent academic honors include the 2012 Honorary Doctorate in Law from Stockholm University in Sweden, the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Mentor Award from Australia National University, the 2012 Genest Fellowship from Osgoode Hall Law School, the 2010 American Bar Foundation Scholar of the Year Award, the 2009 J. Clay Smith Award from Howard University School of Law, and the 2008 Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor Fellowship. In 2012, Professor Wilkins was elected as a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fatemeh Ziai ’90 Fatemeh Ziai is Chief of Staff to the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General. She has held a number of different positions in the United Nations over the past 17 years, both at the New York Headquarters and in field missions. Prior to assuming her current position, she was Director of the Learning, Development and Human Resources Division, where she worked on reform of the human resources system of the United Nations. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff and Director of Political Affairs of the Office of the Special Coordinator for Lebanon (UNSCOL). She has also headed two services in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations: first, the Peacekeeping Best Practices Section and, later, the Integrated Training Service. Prior to that, she served as Special Assistant to the Chef de Cabinet in the Executive Office of the UN Secretary From November 2001 – July 2002, she was Special Assistant to the Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, and was a member of the UN team at the Bonn Peace talks, which produced a peace treaty for Afghanistan. From 1996 – 1998, she was a Legal Adviser to the UN Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina Prior to joining the United Nations, she served as Counsel at Human Rights Watch from 1993 – 1996, and was an attorney at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York 12
She received her BA from Brown University and her JD from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City with her husband and son. Jonathan L. Zittrain ’95 Professor Zittrain’s research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education. He performed the first large-scale tests of Internet filtering in China and Saudi Arabia, and as part of the OpenNet Initiative, co-edited a series of studies of Internet filtering by national governments: Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering; Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace; and Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberpace. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Board of Advisors for Scientific American. He has served as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and as a Forum Fellow of the World Economic Forum, which named him a Young Global Leader, and as Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Federal Communications Commission, where he previously chaired the Open Internet Advisory Committee. His book, The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It predicted the end of general purpose client computing and the corresponding rise of new gatekeepers. More information about this book and his other works may be found at www.jz.org.