Our Leadership Team
The HLSA Women's Alliance Network is an alumnae volunteer managed organization. We thank our Officers and Board Members for their dedication and support of HLS alumnae activities.
For more information about our leadership team or to get involved, please email us at email@example.com
Dorothy DeWitt '94
Dorothy D. DeWitt is an attorney with Davis Polk. Her career has focused on investment management and financial regulation. Dorothy currently advises broker-deal and investment management clients on financial regulation and regulatory change. Previously, she worked for S&P and JP Morgan, where she advised on financial regulation and oversaw major regulatory change initiatives. Prior to that, Dorothy spent a decade as a portfolio manager, Director of Research and analyst at Global Asset Management (GAM) in London, Cadogan Management and ING Furman Selz in NY, respectively, specializing in arbitrage and event driven investment strategies. Dorothy later served as General Counsel of Cadogan Management, an investment firm with $8B in assets under management. Dorothy began her career as an associate at Davis Polk, following a federal judicial clerkship in the Southern District of New York. Dorothy received a J.D. from Harvard Law School (cum laude) and a B.A. (Plan II) from the University of Texas at Austin (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).
Charu Chandrasekhar '04
Charu Chandrasekhar graduated from HLS in 2004. She is currently an Assistant Regional Director with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. Prior to government service, Charu worked in private practice at WilmerHale LLP and clerked on the Second Circuit for the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor.
Julie Chiu '88
Julie Chiu is a real estate attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her practice includes all aspects of commercial real estate development and lending. Julie has practiced with firms in San Francisco and Charlotte, and is delighted to have run her own practice for over 12 years.
Jeanine McGuinness '92
Jeanine McGuinness is counsel in Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP’s Financial Institutions Group and the economic sanctions and national security practice. She practices in the firm’s Washington D.C. office, where she concentrates in U.S. trade and investment laws applicable to cross-border transactions, focusing on U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, anti-boycott laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and transaction reviews by U.S. national security agencies, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Board Members (see also Officers)
Maria Stearns, '02
MOST RECENT PRESIDENT
Maria Stearns is a Partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP in Orange County, California, where she represents employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. Maria is passionate about using her role as a leader within the firm, the legal community and the HLSWA to encourage and support the advancement of women in the legal profession. Maria believes that, with the proper support system, it is possible to have it all, recognizing that “all” differs by person and life/career stage.
Shannan Stamper, ’97
Shannan Stamper is Associate General Counsel at the University of Kentucky, serving as primary in-house counsel for the University's wide range of business and finance matters, including complex health care business transactions, employee benefits, endowment investments, real estate, procurement and athletics. Prior to joining the University in 2013, Shannan practiced in a wide variety of public and private practice settings, including large law firms in Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati, a three-attorney firm in southeastern Kentucky, a federal judicial clerkship, and in the general counsel's chair at a state government agency. Having spent most of her career outside large metropolitan areas, Shannan enjoys the opportunity HLSWA gives her to build relationships with HLS alumna across the nation and world, and wants to extend that opportunity to other HLS alumna working and living in smaller cities, towns and rural areas.
Britanie Hall, '10
Britanie Hall is a Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells in Washington D.C. Britanie counsels companies on myriad aspects of their privacy, cybersecurity, and information practices and on a wide variety of topics, including the public policy, Internet of Things, e-commerce, facial recognition, social media, AdTech, incident response and preparation, health privacy, children's privacy, and financial services. Britanie has represented clients in consumer protection and class action litigation and in investigations by various government agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, and state Attorneys General. She is designated as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Professionals. Britanie's pro bono experience includes promoting women's rights, ensuring minors' rights to confidential healthcare in health information, and advising nonprofit organizations on their privacy and cybersecurity practices. While in law school, Britanie served as a student lawyer in the Legal Aid Bureau, as managing editor and production editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, and as a 2010 Class Marshal. Britanie won the Dean's Award for service to Harvard Law School and a certificate for 1,000 hours of pro bono work. Britanie currently is a co-chair of the DC of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance.”
Patricia Lopez Aufranc, '85
Patricia Lopez Aufranc has been a partner with Marval O’Farrell & Mairal in Buenos Aires since 1987. Her practice focuses on corporate matters, M&As, finance and a wide range of business contracts. She has been singled out as a leading lawyer in banking, capital markets and international trade by Euromoney Publications, Chambers, Global Counsel 3000 and Latin Lawyer. More recently she has focused on leadership development and in particular women's leadership. She was awarded the First Edition of the Diversity Award granted by Latin Lawyer for her work towards the advancement of women lawyers in Latin America.
Johanna Bracy Dyer, '08
Johanna Bracy Dyer serves as vice president of California’s association of union mechanical contractors. Prior to her current role, Johanna was an environmental and public health advocate in government and public interest organizations. She is passionate about helping the community of HLS women connect to build community and advance their careers.
Stacey Austin, '04
Stacey Austin is a Partner at Wang Kobayashi Austin, LLC, an employee benefits and executive compensation boutique law firm in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to joining WKA she practiced in the employee benefits and executive compensation group at Winston & Strawn LLP. Stacey is a past president of HLSWA and previously served as Vice President of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Law School Association.
Nancy L. McCullough, '92
CO-CHAIR, ORANGE COUNTY
Nancy L. McCullough is principal of a boutique law practice focused on digital and emerging technology, fashion industry, and entertainment law. Her 24 years of legal experience includes many spent as in-house counsel to Yahoo! (Internet advertising group), Capitol Records (business affairs), and Sony (legal affairs). Serving industries that range from film/video/music production to Internet and mobile services platforms to apparel and jewelry design, costume design, and software design, Nancy counsels clients on strategic business planning and compliant practices, negotiates and drafts diverse contracts, licenses, and venture agreements, and advises on IP rights development, acquisition, monetization, and defense. Her career has been highlighted by extensive community service projects, particularly for nonprofit endeavors supporting underserved communities, believing strongly that equality and fair access to opportunities should be within reach for all.
Anne Weisberg, ‘85
Anne Weisberg has dedicated her career to advancing women in the professions, and is currently the Women’s Initiative Director at Paul, Weiss. Anne directed the seminal research, Women in Law: Making the Case, at Catalyst, then went to Deloitte to head its Women’s Initiative and BlackRock to design its women’s leadership program, before joining Paul, Weiss. Having co-founded the Alumnae Committee of the Harvard Law School Association, Anne is thrilled to be working with the fantastic alumnae of HLS to accelerate the rate of change for all women in law.
Juliana Soares Porto Fonseca, ‘13
Juliana Soares Porto Fonseca is in-house counsel at an international organization focused on debt and equity transactions to promote development in Latin America. Juliana is an enthusiast of HLSWA. She was part of HLSWA's NYC chapter and is currently a co-chair of HLSWA's DC chapter.
Paavani Garg, ‘18
Paavani Garg is an associate in the Business, Finance, and Restructuring group at Weil, Gotshal, & Manges. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School '18 where she served as President of the Women's Law Association.
Natalie Vernon, '17
Tanya Aggarwal, '12
Tanya Aggarwal is a partner at S&R Associates in New Delhi, India, and her practice includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, regulatory and general corporate matters. From 2012 to 2013, Ms. Aggarwal was a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in London. Ms. Aggarwal is a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), 2007) and Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2012), and admitted to the Bar in India and New York.
Ariel Applebaum-Bauch is an attorney-advisor with the Department of Justice. Before joining the DOJ, she practiced law at a large firm in Washington, DC.
CO-CHAIR, SAN DIEGO
Jenny Jean Bailon Domino
Yael Aridor Bar-Llan
Dr. Yael Aridor Bar-Ilan is the founder of a leading Israeli boutique law firm specializing in commercial and corporate litigation. The firm
was established in 2016 by Dr. Aridor Bar-Ilan after years as a partner in a big
law firm, with the aim of offering her clients personal
and dedicated legal services. Dr. Aridor Bar-Ilan has many years of experience representing clients in cases of complex commercial disputes and in consulting clients prior to legal proceedings. Dr. Yael Aridor Bar-Ilan holds a Doctorate degree in Law (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School. She has an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University (magna cum laude) and a B.A. in Economics from Tel Aviv University (magna cum laude). She is an adjunct lecturer at Tel Aviv University school of law and IDC Herzliya school of law, she lectures at professional training seminars, and publishes articles on legal matters.
Katie Barrett Wiik
Tamar Ben Artzi, '17
Tamar Ben Artzi has worked in the law and technology space in various technological and legal roles. Following a decade in government service in Israel, Tamar is currently a member of the Legal Sector at Globality, a Silicon Valley based startup. Tamar is exceptionally passionate about empowering women in tech and within large organizations.
Ariel Berkower '14
Ronda Bessner '86
Ronda Bessner has been involved in a wide range of areas of the law, including adjudication, academia, public inquiries, and policy work. Ronda Bessner is an adjudicator on the Consent and
Capacity Board. She was appointed as a lawyer member in 2014.
Ronda has taught at a number of Canadian law schools in the areas of Evidence, Public Inquiries, Criminal Law and Youth Justice. She has also presented and published on a number of topics including child abuse, HIV/AIDS, novel scientific evidence, and state intervention in pregnancy. In 2017, Ronda and her co-author Susan Lightstone wrote Public Inquiries In Canada: Law and Practice, published by Thomson Reuters Canada. Ronda has worked on a number of public inquiries and in law reform. She has held the position of Senior Legal Analyst at five public inquiries and co-facilitated Roundtables and presented a paper to federal Cabinet Ministers for the proposed Public Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Ronda is Past President of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario. Ronda was awarded the Law Society of Upper Canada Medal for outstanding service in the legal profession in 2016. Ronda has a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Bachelor of Common Law (LLB) from McGill Law School. She has a Masters of Law (LLM) from Harvard Law School.
Kayla Brochu '99
Kayla (Bakshi) Brochu - JD/MBA 1999 – is a veteran Human Rights Lawyer and Policy Expert. Currently, she is a Lecturer on Human Trafficking at the Elliott School of Foreign Affairs at George Washington University. Previously, she served as a federal prosecutor, specializing in Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation. She also previously served on the designated Expert on the issue of the impact of technology on child trafficking, exploitation and abuse for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. She lives in Bryn Mawr, PA with her husband and two elementary-school-aged children.
Joanna Buck '96
Annalisa Ciampi '96
Annalisa Ciampi graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florence (Juris Doctor), has a Master’s Degree from Harvard Law School (LLM) and a PhD in International Law from the University of Rome La Sapienza. A Professor of Law since 2005, she is currently a Full Professor of International Law at the University of Verona and a Visiting Professor of European Human Rights Law at Monash University. She served in various international capacities, including as member of the European Committee of Social Rights, expert to the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe, ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights, legal adviser to the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, visiting professional with the Legal and Advisory Section of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and most recently as UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. She published extensively in the various fields of international law and her current areas of research include human rights, international criminal and humanitarian law, international economic law and the interface between international law, art and literature.
Kezmen C. Clifton '17
Sally M. Cohen '17
Laura Cramer-Babycz '12
Carol Crossdale '95
CO-CHAIR, NEW YORK
Ayesha Dawood '99
CO-CHAIR, NEW YORK
Ayesha Dawood is an International Law and Global Affairs, Technology, Innovation and Human Rights lawyer. Selected as South Africa’s national candidate for the Fulbright Fellowship, Ayesha focused on her passion for international law and relations.during her study for her Masters degree in Law at Harvard University. Ayesha is a Fellow of the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University. Her international assignments includes assignments with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the Global Dissemination of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a project under the UN Decade for Human Rights Education. She has worked with the OHCHR Voluntary Fund for Technical Co-operation and with the OHCHR Field presences. Ayesha was appointed as consultant at the World Health Organisation to develop a working paper on Health and Human Rights of Migrants. She has also spent time at the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) in Los Angeles working on constitutional law and human rights litigation. She has acted as counsel in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Recognition for her keen interest and wide experience in international law came from Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea when she was twice invited to conceptualise an interdisciplinary post-graduate course which included international law, financial engineering and perspectives of African Governance. She has served as Africa lead corporate Counsel for Samsung Electronics Africa RHQ where she created the department. Ayesha is the author of Little Monks Africa Adventure - a children’s international relations book on building international relations with Korean interplay. She has a passion the Arts and is an artist.
Rangita de Silva de Alwis '94 and '97
Jenny Jean Bailon Domino '18
Lauri Donahue '86
Bea Drechsler '87
CO-CHAIR, NEW YORK
Miranda Dugi '12
Nkeonyeasua Emeifeogwu '14
Jessica Espinoza Maldonado '15
Jessica Espinoza works at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on gender-related issues. Prior to joining UNODC, Jessica was a Visiting Professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and served as a Legal Consultant at the Office of the Legal Counsel of the Federal Executive in Mexico. She enjoys the opportunity to connect with other HLS alumnae through HLSWA.
Dana Feinstein '17
Dana Feinstein is an associate in the Labor & Employment group at Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office. She is a 2017 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she spent two years as Co-Chair of the Incoming Students Committee of the Women's Law Association. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Harvard Law School Women's Alliance.
Susan Finder '79
CO-CHAIR, HONG KONG
Alexandra Fitzgerald '17
CO-CHAIR, SOUTH AFRICA
Alex Fitzgerald is a Senior Legal Officer at the South African Human Rights Commission, a UN-accredited ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institution mandated to promote, protect and monitor human rights. Prior to joining the Commission Alex practiced in the corporate, mergers and acquisitions group at Norton Rose Fulbright and served as a Law Research Clerk to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She is particularly passionate about advancing the human rights of individuals and communities affected by business operations.
Carrie Friesen-Meyers '08
CO-CHAIR, SAN FRANCISCO
Angie Geng '18
Angie Geng is an associate in the Business practice group at Perkins Coie in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 2018.
Ellen Godbey Carson '80
Ellen Godbey Carson, HLS class of 1980, currently chairs the Hawaii HLSWA chapter and is the prior president of the Hawaii State Bar Association and Hawaii Women Lawyers. She has a lifelong passion for justice and equality issues, including representing Japanese Americans in their class action lawsuit to the Supreme Court for redress for wartime injustices, serving as president of rape crisis centers in Washington DC and Honolulu, and teaching Biblical self-defense for LGBTQ equality within faith communities. Having served over 20 years as director for the Honolulu firm of Alston Hunt Floyd and Ing, Ellen is now retired and enjoys being a community activist for justice, equality, and peace.
Maura Grinalds Barry '91
CO-CHAIR, NEW YORK
Cai Guo '14
Asma Isfandiyar Pataudi Hamid '11
Sukanya Hazarika '12
Atsuko Hirose '92
Angelica Huacuja Garcia '15
Sara Hugelier '15
Tanya M Jaeger de Foras '98
Tanya Jaeger de Foras is General Counsel for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at Whirlpool Corporation. She is based in Milan, Italy at the company's EMEA headquarters. Tanya has been living and working in Italy for almost ten years, first with Pfizer Inc in Rome and then with Luxottica SpA in Milan, before joining Whirlpool in 2015. Tanya began her career with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, working in the firm's New York and Paris offices, where she focused on U.S. securities law, M&A, and cross-border and project finance.
Vibhuti Jain '07
CO-CHAIR, SOUTH AFRICA
Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra '07
Full Professor of Law, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, SJD'07. Her work focuses on feminist legal reform in Latin America. She has written extensively on family law, constitutional law and legal theory. Among her most representative work are the books: "Mujeres, Cortes y Medios" (with Tatiana Alfonso) and "Feminismo y Crítica Jurídica" (with Helena Alviar). In 2017 she was nominated to the Constitutional Court by President JM Santos.
Stephanie Jimenez '17
Karen Olivia Jimeno '11
CO-CHAIR, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Maryna Kavaleuskaya is an attorney with Miller & Chevalier. She is a common and civil law trained lawyer. Her practice focuses on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-corruption due diligence reviews and compliance audits, business and human rights, and other areas of international corporate compliance. In addition to her work at Miller & Chevalier, Maryna served as a human rights and development consultant at the World Bank and as a rule of law consultant at the Rule of Law Initiative of the American Bar Association. Prior to obtaining her LL.M. degree at HLS, Maryna practiced law in Minsk, Belarus, where she
focused on high-profile politically-motivated cases.
Medarametla Keerthana '13
Laura Knoll '05
Laura Knoll is a Partner in Mergers & Acquisitions at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, advising public and private companies in a broad range of transactional and corporate contexts, including acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts, securities law compliance, shareholder activism defense and corporate governance. She is a co-chair of the Boston chapter of the HLSWA, committed to fostering connections between Boston area alumnae and the Harvard Law School community.
Naomi Koshi '09
Patty Le-Narula '96
CO-CHAIR, ORANGE COUNTY
Patty Le-Narula (’96) is a corporate attorney who’s in-house at a software company. Among other things, Patty helps to coordinate Harvard College alumni interviewing in her area, is a board member of the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County, serves as an officer of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of Orange County, and is on the steering committee of the Orange County chapter of the Alumni Network of Harvard Women.
Lauren Lemonious '16
Jo Levy '88
CO-CHAIR, HONG KONG
Jo Levy is Vice President and General Counsel, Asia Pacific and Japan, for Intel Corporation. Her responsibilities cover 18 countries and include all sales and marketing, product design and development, technology and manufacturing, and IP legal issues in the region. Jo is also co-chair of Intel’s Asia Network of Executive Women. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2018, Jo was Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Intel Corporation. In this role, she built Intel’s worldwide ethics and legal compliance program, oversaw internal investigations directed by Legal, and served as Co-Chair of Intel’s Ethics & Compliance Oversight Committee. During her tenure, Intel’s ethics and compliance program received multiple awards, including Best Regulatory Compliance Department, Trace International’s Innovation in Compliance Award, and recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for seven years in a row. Jo began her career as a litigation attorney, developing extensive expertise in class action, intellectual property, product liability and aviation litigation before joining the Intel Litigation Group. She has served as a court-appointed lawyer representative for the Northern District of California Judicial Conference, a Conference Executive Committee member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, a court-appointed mediator, and a faculty instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Ms. Levy is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brandeis University.
Ying Li '18
Naomi Loewith '05
Naomi Loewith is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel in Bentham IMF's Toronto office. Bentham IMF is the Canadian arm of publicly listed IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), one of the oldest and most experienced commercial funders in the world. Bentham provides funding for litigation for large commercial disputes and international arbitration. Naomi provides claimants with thoughtful analysis and strategic advice at all stages of litigation and arbitration. Naomi also works closely with clients and law firms to enable them to find creative fee solutions for litigation. Prior to joining Bentham, Naomi was a litigator at Lenczner Slaght LLP. In that role, Naomi conducted trials and appeals before all levels of courts and regulatory bodies, and advised on sensitive, contentious and high-profile matters. Naomi obtained a B.A. from Western University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to her call to the bar, Naomi clerked for Justice Morris Fish at the Supreme Court of Canada. Naomi is on the Board of the Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, and is a parent mentor for the Bob Rumball Center for the Deaf. Naomi and her husband are the proud parents of three young boys.
Allison Lukas Turner '11
Kirsten Malm '04
CO-CHAIR, SAN FRANCISCO
Mandavi Singh '17
Susan Vivian Mangold '87
Dawn Marshall '04
Dharini Mathur '06
Maria Cristina Mattioli '94
Andreea Micklis '05
CO-CHAIR, ORANGE COUNTY
Mary "Mae" Hunter McDonnell '09
Valerie Meyer Bahar '07
Andreea Micklis '05
CO-CHAIR, ORANGE COUNTY
Chizaram Modline Oparaji '18
Amanda Moger Rettig '02
Regina Montoya '79
Marta Muñoz-Repiso Zarate '00
Busola Odusanya '02
Busola Odusanya is a Senior Attorney with an ExxonMobil affiliate in Nigeria, where she advises on a range of commercial and legal matters. She also has extensive experience in contracting aspects of project management. Prior to joining ExxonMobil in 2007, she practiced with the Lagos-based law firm, Olaniwun Ajayi LP.
Feyisayo Ogunmola '18
Victoria Ohaeri '15
Eileen O'Pray '02
CO-CHAIR, SILICON VALLEY
Patricia Paul '92
CO-CHAIR, NEW YORK
Patricia Paul ’92, Member and Founder, CrossdalePaul LLC. Patricia Paul is the Co-Founder of CrossdalePaul LLC, a boutique legal recruiting firm that places attorneys with in-house legal departments and law firms, at all levels from General Counsel to associates, and in industries ranging from FinTech to fashion. She is honored to serve as the co-chair of the New York Chapter of the Harvard Law School Women's Alliance, as a board member of the Harvard Law School Association of New York, and as a Vice President of the Harvard Law School Association. She also speaks and writes on technology policy and personal data issues. Prior to becoming a legal search consultant, Patricia was a litigation associate at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, and before that practiced public interest law. Patricia graduated from Harvard Law School in 1992, and Barnard College in 1989.
Tanya Greig Perar '96
CO-CHAIR, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Diana Philip '12
Diana Philip has an LL.M from Harvard Law School where she focused on Public International law. She has experience working with leading organisations across five continents including the UNICTR in Tanzania, UNICEF in India, and Independent Diplomat in New York, USA. Diana currently works with Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), a foreign policy organization based in Mumbai, India on multidisciplinary issues involving environment, public international law, international relations and human rights. She manages projects involving water disputes between countries in some of the most politically challenging regions in the world. She has contributed to several UN processes including at the UN Security Council and has expertise in advising governments on conflict resolution and prevention issues. Diana has been widely published and continues to consult for governments and organizations across the globe.
Jennifer Portnoff '97
CO-CHAIR, ORANGE COUNTY
Jennifer Portnoff (’97) is a Vice President in Real Estate Investments at Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach, California. She joined Pacific Life in 2006. Prior to that, she was an attorney in Irell & Manella’s Newport Beach office for 7 years and served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Portnoff is the founding Co-Chair of the Orange County chapter of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance.
Nilab Rahyar Tolton '10
CO-CHAIR, ORANGE COUNTY
Nilab Rahyar Tolton (’10) is an associate with Call & Jensen in Newport Beach, California. Before joining the firm, Nilab practiced in the Orange County office of Jones Day from 2010 until 2018. Nilab was selected as the HLS Commencement 2010 Class Day Student Speaker. During law school, Nilab served on the Harvard Graduate Council, the 2010 Class Committee, the Harvard Law School Student Government, and the Executive Board of the Harvard Law California Club. Nilab is an officer and founding board member of the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County and serves on the board of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance. She is an adjunct professor at Western State College of Law, where she teaches pre-trial civil litigation.
Gabriela Rojas '98
Carolyn Ruiz '16
Carolyn Ruiz is an associate in the capital finance and real estate team at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, in Dallas, Texas, where she ass