Our Leadership Team

The HLSA of New York City is an alumni volunteer managed organization. We thank our Officers and Board Members for their dedication and support of HLS alumni activities.

For more information about our leadership team or to get involved, please email us at info@nyc.hlsa.org





 
  • Salvo Arena LL.M. '00

    President,
    HAA Appointed Director

    Salvo Arena, Managing Partner of the New York office, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and private equity, joined Chiomenti in 2006, after 3 years of experience in the Shearman & Sterling mergers and acquisitions group in the New York office, and became a partner in 2008. Salvo represents domestic and multinational clients in acquisitions and sales of public and private companies, asset acquisition and disposition transactions and in leveraged buyouts. Salvo has a strong expertize in assisting U.S. and international clients doing business in or through Italy. Salvo serves as President of the Harvard Law School Association of New York City, President of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe, Past President and Chair of the International Section of the Harvard Law School Association, Appointed Director of the Harvard Alumni Association, member of the Board of the Council for the United States and Italy, Chair of the Harvard Law School Association Hedge Fund & Private Equity Network, Co-Chair of the European Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, member of the New York Angels, member of the European-American Chamber of Commerce. Salvo is fluent in Italian and English and is dual qualified as Italian and New York lawyer. Salvo earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School in corporate and finance law and a Ph.D. and Law Degree in mergers and acquisitions at University of Catania.

  • David K. Kessler J.D. '09

    Vice President

    David K. Kessler (AB ’04 JD ’09) is an Assistant United States Attorney in the National Security and Cybercrime Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York.  He previously worked at McKinsey & Company and at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Douglas Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  David’s law review articles have been published in journals such as the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and have been cited by the Supreme Courts of three states and by the D.C. Circuit.  David currently serves as Secretary of the HLSA and as Vice President of the HLSA of New York City.

  • Sarah Kessler J.D. '09

    Secretary

    Sarah Kessler is a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.  From October 2011 to August 2012, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Katherine B. Forrest, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Prior to starting at Cravath, she also worked as a visiting counsel at the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C. Sarah is a 2009 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was an executive editor of the Journal of Law and Gender and a research assistant to Professor Jeannie Suk.  Sarah received her B.A. summa cum laude in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in Political Science and Urban Studies and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Sarah is a member of the junior board of the Lower Eastside Girls Club and of the Philanthropic Young Things group of the Robin Hood Foundation, and has served as a Citizen Member of the Transportation Committee of Community Board 6 in Queens and a Budget Delegate for City Council District 29.

  • Alfredo Porretti LL.M. '06

    Treasurer 

    Alfredo Porretti joined Morgan Stanley in 2016 and is a Vice President in the Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense Group (New York), representing issuers only. Previously, Mr. Porretti worked at Lazard in the Financial Institutions and Corporate Preparedness Groups (New York) since 2011.  Mr. Porretti has advised numerous companies across a range of industries and geographies in matters involving shareholder activism.  In addition, Mr. Porretti is an M&A generalist with a particular focus on contested situations and complex M&A transactions.
    Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Porretti was an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group for over four years.  At Simpson Thacher, Mr. Porretti advised on a number of significant transactions. Mr. Porretti began his career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, following graduation from Harvard Law School. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Law School Association. University of Milan, J.D. summa cum laude, College of Europe – Bruges, L.L.M magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, L.L.M.

  • Lori Lesser J.D. '93

    Past President

    Lori Lesser is a Litigation Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and is Head of the Intellectual Property Transactions Practice and Co-Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Lesser advises on all aspects of intellectual property, technology and privacy law, including corporate transactions, litigation, licensing, outsourcing, strategic agreements and counseling.  She has been recognized as a national practice leader by Chambers, Legal 500, Benchmark, American Lawyer, Law360 and Best Lawyers in America, among other publications.
    Lesser has served as a David Rockefeller Fellow for New York City and corporate partner for GreaterNY.  She serves on the boards of the Partnership Fund for New York City and the Citizens Budget Commission.  She is on the Advisory Board of ChIPs (women’s technology leadership network), the Business Advisory Council of ProPublica, the Leadership Council of Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies, and the Hunter College Pre-Law Advisory Board. She is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. Lesser graduated from Harvard University (A.B., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 1988) and Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1993). She is the immediate past president of the Harvard Law School Association of New York City and is a member of the HLS Dean’s Leadership Council.  She is a former member of the HLSA Executive Committee, has co-chaired multiple reunions for the HLS Class of 1993 and co-chaired the Sponsorship Committee for Celebration 60, the 2013 conference of HLS alumnae.

  • Antonio Baena LL.M. '00

    Antonio Baena is the managing partner of the London office of the Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas and a member of his board of directors. He focuses on securities markets, corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions and regularly advises international companies and funds in cross-border transactions, particularly in Spain and Latin America. Antonio is a director of the Harvard Law School Alumni Association, vice-president of the Harvard Law Association of the United Kingdom and member of the Harvard Law School Association of Europe and of the Harvard Club of Spain. He is fluent on Spanish, French and English and earned LL.M.s at Harvard Law School (corporate), The London School of Economics and Political Science (banking and finance) and The College of Europe (European law). Antonio has a law degree from the University of Navarra (Spain), where he graduated as top student in his class. He regularly lectures at different universities. From 2000 to 2002 he developed his professional career in New York and London, at Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Bank.eal Estate Department of the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley.  He also practiced law for seven years at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and at Schulte, Roth & Zabel. Krause is the past co-chairman of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Real Estate Center of the University of California, Berkeley.  He was guest lecturer at Cornell University for over ten years, teaching real estate accounting, finance, and valuation; he continues to speak regularly at real estate programs and conferences.

  • Linda Blumkin

    Linda Blumkin (Harvard Law School LL.B. 1967 and LL.M 1973) is a retired partner in the firm of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson where she practiced antitrust law. Earlier in her career she was an Assistant Director for General Litigation at the Federal Trade Commission and an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Management. For several years she has been an organizer of the NYC HLSA's program for alumni in New York City to invite an HLS student working in the area over the summer to a mentoring lunch and is an active member of the engagement committee for the Class of 1967's upcoming fiftieth reunion.

  • Carol Crossdale

    Carol F. Crossdale is a Co-Founder of CrossdalePaul LLC, a top-caliber legal recruiting firm based in New York.  Carol leads in-house searches for legal and compliance professionals across industries, including the consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology, real estate, media and entertainment fields, as well as financial institutions.  She also partners with law firms to source and retain top talent.

    After graduating from Harvard Law School, Carol joined Davis Polk in New York as a Corporate Associate.  She then moved in-house to PepsiCo, Inc., where she provided legal support for various corporate transactions, and later became Senior Counsel, supporting the company’s beverage businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Carol has been building her expertise as a legal recruiter since 2004.  Prior to co-founding CrossdalePaul, Carol was a Managing Director at a large New York legal recruiting firm. In addition to her J.D. from Harvard Law School, Carol holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Hunter College.   Carol currently serves as a Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the Harvard Law Women's Alliance and Chair of the Hunter College Pre-Law Advisory Board.  She is also a member of the Council of Urban Professionals. Carol is a native of the island of Jamaica.  She is an avid traveler, and her favorite destinations so far include Cappadocia, Machu Picchu, Petra, The Serengeti and Victoria Falls.

  • Bea Drechsler J.D. '87

    Bea Drechsler, Esq. is the Co-Founding Partner of Drechsler & Drechsler LLP, a boutique law firm with offices in Midtown Manhattan specializing in sophisticated real estate transactions.  Before founding her law firm, Bea practiced in the Real Estate Group of Kaye Scholer LLP, first as an associate from 1989 through 1997 and then as partner until the end of 2006.  Bea is HLS Class of 1987 and attended Barnard College, graduating in 1984.  Bea is a Board Member of the Harvard Law School Association of New York, an  Executive Committee Member of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance, Co- Chair of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance of New York, Founding Member of the Leadership Council of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Member of WX Women Executives in Real Estate and Founding Member of To the Top with Laptops, a charitable organization that provides new laptops for underprivileged college-bound high school seniors.

  • Christopher S. Edwards J.D. '98

    Chris Edwards a corporate lawyer at Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, focusing on representation of emerging-growth and mid-market companies and venture capital funds.  He previously worked at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and Bank of America Corporation.  He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1998.

  • Brian Fischer J.D. '02

    Brian Fischer ‘02 is a litigation partner at Jenner & Block LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group.  He represents clients in a wide range of commercial and regulatory disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country, and in arbitral settings.  His clients include Fortune 500 companies, hedge funds, and high-net-worth individuals.  The 2015 edition of The Legal 500 U.S. called out Brian as one of the “many renowned partners” in Jenner’s New York office, where “commercial litigation is one of its greatest strengths,” and the 2016 edition of the same publication noted that Brian is one of the New York office’s “key figures.”  Brian is a co-chair of the firm’s Alumni Committee, and he previously served for a number of years as a co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono Executive Committee.  Brian resides in Brooklyn with his wife, Rebecca, and their two young sons.

  • Maura Grinalds J.D. '91 

    Maura Barry Grinalds, J.D. '91 (magna cum laude), B.A. '85 (magna cum laude) is a Litigation Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.   She represents corporations and individuals in a wide variety of complex disputes, including securities, corporate, commercial, litigation and class actions in courts throughout the country.  Maura has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings, including full evidentiary hearings and judicial proceedings to compel or enjoin arbitrations and enforce orders of arbitral tribunals.  Maura represents companies and individuals through all phases of federal securities class actions and derivative litigation, regulatory proceedings and investigations before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as in merger-related shareholder class actions and consumer class actions.  Maura is a two-time recipient of the Legal Aid Society award for outstanding pro bono public service and an active volunteer for the Innocence Project. She served a six-year term on the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department.  Maura is a co-chair of Skadden's Women’s Initiative Committee and a member of the Partner Selection Committee and Diversity Committee.  She repeatedly has been included in The Best Lawyers in America.  Maura is a co-chair of the New York Chapter of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance.

  • Tracy Richelle-High J.D. '99

    Tracy Richelle High is Deputy Managing Partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group, and a member of both the Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Group and Criminal Defense and Investigations practice. Ms. High’s practice focuses on representing financial institutions and other corporations in complex civil litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, corporate internal investigations, and labor and employment matters.  She graduated from Harvard Law School in 1999 and from Yale University.

  • Peter C. Krause J.D. '74

    Peter Krause is a former managing director and chief operating officer of Greenhill & Co., a New York-based investment bank.  The firm provides advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings, and capital raisings to leading corporations, partnerships, institutions, and governments across a number of industries.  While with Greenhill, Krause served on the Investment Committee of Greenhill Capital Partners (the firm’s private equity fund), and was chairman and co-founder of Barrow Street Real Estate Funds (the firm’s principal vehicle for investing in real estate).  Prior to joining Greenhill, Krause was a managing director in the Real Estate Department of the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley.  He also practiced law for seven years at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, and at Schulte, Roth & Zabel. Krause is the past co-chairman of the Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and is a former member of the Advisory Board of the Real Estate Center of the University of California, Berkeley.  He was guest lecturer at Cornell University for over ten years, teaching real estate accounting, finance, and valuation; he continues to speak regularly at real estate programs and conferences. Krause earned his BA, highest honors, from Manhattan College in 1970, and his JD from Harvard Law School in 1974.  He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board (2001 – present), is president of the HLSA Executive Committee, and is vice chair of the HLS Fund Advisory Council (2015 – present). He served as chair of the HLS Fund Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2015 and was HLS Fund chair from 2005 to 2007. This will be Krause’s first time attending the Celebration of Black Alumni at HLS.

  • Laura Mutterperl J.D. '02

    Laura B. Mutterperl ‘02 is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dream Hotel Group.  Home to Dream Hotels, Time Hotels, The Chatwal and Unscripted Hotels brands, Dream Hotel Group encompasses three business lines: proprietary brands, hotel management and dining & nightlife.  Before Dream Hotel Group, Laura had nearly ten years of experience with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where she was Vice President and Associate General Counsel. At Starwood, Laura served as a point person across strategic planning and implementation in business operations and hotel development. She has extensive experience as lead counsel across the restaurant, retail and spa businesses. Based primarily in North America, she also handled matters in Asia and the Middle East and worked for a stint in Starwood’s Asia Pacific headquarters. Laura joined Starwood from Kirkland & Ellis, where she advised clients across private and public transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, public offerings, corporate governance and other corporate matters. Laura graduated from Harvard College with honors and earned her JD from Harvard Law School.  She serves on the Harvard Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee and co-chairs the Harvard Law School In-House Counsel Network.

  • Sabastian Niles J.D. '06

    Sabastian V. Niles is a Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz where he focuses on rapid response shareholder activism and preparedness, takeover defense and corporate governance; U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, buyouts, investments, divestitures, and strategic partnerships; and other corporate and securities law matters and special situations.

    Sabastian advises worldwide and across industries, including technology, financial institutions, media, energy and natural resources, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, construction and manufacturing, real estate/REITs and consumer goods and retail.

    He has counseled boards of directors and management teams on self-assessments, engagement with institutional investors and proxy advisory firms and navigating activist situations involving Barry Rosenstein/JANA Partners, Bill Ackman/Pershing Square, Carl Icahn, Daniel Loeb/Third Point, David Einhorn/Greenlight Capital, Glenn Welling/Engaged Capital, Jeff Smith/Starboard Value, Jeffrey Ubben/ValueAct, Jonathan Litt/Land & Buildings, Keith Meister/Corvex, Mick McGuire/Marcato, Nelson Peltz/Trian, Scott Ferguson/Sachem Head, Paul Singer/Elliott Management, Relational Investors and Tom Sandell/Sandell Asset Management, among many others.

    In addition to serving as Consulting Editor for the New York Stock Exchange’s Corporate Governance Guide, Sabastian writes frequently on corporate law matters and has been a featured speaker at corporate strategy and investor forums. His speaking engagements have addressed topics such as Shareholder Activism; The New Paradigm of Corporate Governance; Hostile Takeovers; Strategic Transactions and Governance; M&A Trends; Board-Shareholder Engagement; Confidentiality Agreements in M&A Transactions; Negotiating Strategic Alliances with U.S. Companies; Current Issues in Technology M&A; Corporate Governance: Ethics, Transparency and Accountability; and Developments in Cross-Border Deals.

    Sabastian received his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Harvard Association of Law and Business (and continues to serve on the Advisory Board) and won the U.S. National ABA Negotiation Championship representing the Harvard Program on Negotiation. He received B.S., B.A., and B.S. degrees in Finance, Economics and Decision & Information Sciences, respectively, from the University of Maryland, where he won two National Championships and four Regional Championships in intercollegiate mock trial.

  • Colleen O'Brien

    Colleen O’Brien is a vice president and Assistant General Counsel in the Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she has been since January 2016.  Previously, Colleen served as Senior Counsel in the Capital Markets Division of the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), where she worked on policy, enforcement, and supervisory matters relating to a variety of areas, including virtual currency, cyber security, and financial market practices.  Colleen began her legal career as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York, where she represented individuals, private businesses, and corporations in complex litigations and internal investigations. Ms. O’Brien is a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., 2007) and the University of Maryland – College Park (B.A., Government and Politics, magna cum laude; B.A., Spanish, magna cum laude, 2003).

  • Patricia Paul J.D.‘92

    Patricia Paul is a Founder of and Principal of CrossdalePaul LLC, a top-caliber legal and compliance executive search firm. She is a Co-Chair of the Harvard Law School Women's Alliance, NY Chapter, and speaks and writes frequently about tech policy issues, including Personal Data and Technology & Employment.  Patricia graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was involved with the WilmerHale Legal Services Center (then the Jamaica Plain Legal Services Center) and the WLA, and summered at the Center for Constitutional Rights.  Patricia graduated Magna Cum Laude from Barnard College.  After law school, Patricia practiced public interest law and also was a litigator at a mid-size firm. 

  • Zarifa Reynolds J.D.

    Zarifa Brown Reynolds is a lawyer for the TIAA mergers and acquisitions team where she advises on M&A transactions as well as provides guidance on integration efforts with respect to acquired and affiliated companies. Prior to her current role, Zarifa was a lawyer for the TIAA asset management business where she advised business clients on (i) investing in private equity funds and making junior capital investments, (ii) domestic and international private and public debt investments (including secured and unsecured senior loans, leveraged loans and mezzanine financing),  and (iii) alternative real asset investments, such as energy, infrastructure, agriculture and  timber. Before to joining TIAA, Zarifa was a partner in the corporate group of Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York, NY and Miami, FL. Her practice covered (i) investing in private equity funds and making junior capital investments, (ii) financing transactions (including acquisition finances, leveraged finance, structured finance and aircraft finance), (iii) mergers and acquisitions (including joint ventures and divestitures) and (iv) general corporate matters. Zarifa began her career as a corporate finance lawyer at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and Singapore. She is licensed to practice law both in New York and Florida. Zarifa graduated from Brown University and received J.D. from Harvard Law School.

  • Stephanie Roth

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    • Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong J.D. '82

       Judge Elizabeth S. Stong has served as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of New York since 2003.  Previously, she was a litigation partner and associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and a law clerk to Hon. David Mazzone, U.S. District Judge in the District of Massachusetts. Judge Stong is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and also serves as a member of the Council of the American Law Institute, the Board of Trustees of the Practising Law Institute, the Board of Directors of the International Insolvency Institute, and the Board of Directors of P.R.I.M.E Finance.  She is also the Co-Chair of the New York City Bar’s Council on the Profession, and Co-Chair of the New York Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.  Judge Stong represents the American Bar Association Judicial Division’s National Conference of Federal Trial Judges in the ABA’s House of Delegates, and also serves on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the Council of the ABA Business Law Section.  In October 2016, she will serve as Honorary Chair of Mediation Settlement Day, a nationwide event that she helped to establish in 2001. Judge Stong’s past positions include President of the Harvard Law School Association and ten years as chair of the NCBJ International Judicial Relations Committee.  She was Chair of the New York City Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and served for many years as an arbitrator and mediator for the NASD (now known as FINRA) and a mediator for New York’s state and federal courts.  She also served on the ABA’s Standing Committees on the American Judicial System and Continuing Legal Education, as well as the Commission on Women in the Profession, and Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. Judge Stong has trained judges in Central Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the World Bank. She has also consulted with the Supreme Court of China and People’s High Courts in Beijing and Guangzhou, and has led judicial workshops in Cambodia, Brazil and Argentina.  She has received several honors and awards including the ABA Business Law Section’s Glass Cutter Award, the New York Institute of Credit’s Hon. Cecelia Goetz Award, the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Frieda Nisnowitz Award for Pro Bono Service, and the MFY Legal Services Scales of Justice Award. Judge Stong is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s University School of Law.  She received her A.B. magna cum laude and her J.D. from Harvard University.

    • Karen M. Suber J.D. '06

      Karen M. Suber is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group.  Ms. Suber has represented both public and private companies in connection with proxy contests, mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs, divestitures and other complex corporate transactions.  

      Ms. Suber earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2006 from Harvard Law School.  She also earned her Masters of Applied Economics from the University of Michigan, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Alma College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Suber is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and she is a member of the American Bar Association.  Ms. Suber also serves on the Lawyers Committee of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund of New York City.

  • Conor Tochilin J.D. MBA '13

     Conor Tochilin is a Principal at Centerbridge, which he joined in 2013. He currently focuses on investments in the industrials and financial services sectors. Prior to joining Centerbridge, Mr. Tochilin was an Associate at TPG-Axon Capital Management in New York and London and a Business Analyst in McKinsey’s Corporate Finance Practice in New York. In addition, Mr. Tochilin worked as a Summer Principal at Centerbridge. Mr. Tochilin holds an A.B. in Economics and Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Tochilin has served as a director of Culligan NewCo Ltd. and Boart Longyear Ltd.

  • Maja Zerjal LL.M. '11

    Maja Zerjal is an associate in Proskauer’s Business Solutions, Governance, Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group, where she represents debtors, creditors’ committees, creditors and equity holders in in-court and out-of-court restructurings. Her engagements include the representation of the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico in its effort to restructure Puerto Rico’s outstanding debt load of over $70 billion, and the Statutory Creditors’ Committees in the chapter 11 cases of Caesars Entertainment Operating Corporation, MF Global Holdings, Penn Virginia Corporation, and SIGA Technologies.  Maja also maintains an active pro bono practice (focusing mainly on asylum cases) and is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.  She also serves on the Associate Council and the Proskauer Women’s Alliance Steering Committee. Maja is a member of the editorial board of International Corporate Rescue, a corporate restructuring and insolvency/bankruptcy journal, which regularly publishes her articles on current trends. While at Harvard, Maja was Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review, and a research assistant for EU Law Professor Gráinne de Búrca. Maja is an avid tennis player and skier, an aspiring runner and sailor, and loves traveling and cooking.

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