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The Alumni in Residence (AIR) program connects current HLS students with accomplished HLS alumni for one-on-one career mentoring. In an office hours model, students can sign up for a 20-minute Zoom appointment with visiting alumni to ask specific career questions or to simply solicit general advice from someone who has walked in your shoes. Find a match with your career interests or take advantage of this chance to explore a new practice area or job sector.

Students must reserve appointments in advance, and space is limited. Review the calendar below for upcoming AIR events and more information on visiting alumni.

To sign up for an appointment, follow the “Click to Register” links below.

No appointments available? Join the Waitlist.

Upcoming Events

  • Alumni in Residence with Andrew Lindsay J.D.’05 of Microsoft

    October 3, 2023
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Andrew Lindsay serves as Corporate Vice President, Industry, Data and Apps Business Development of Microsoft. He leads a team that enables digital transformation based on Microsoft’s Intelligent Data Platform, Power Platform, Dynamics 365 business applications, and artificial intelligence solutions. He also enables digital transformation specifically tailored for the energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries. Andrew previously served as Senior VP of Corporate and Business Development of HubSpot and VP of Corporate Development at Jawbone, a wearable technology company. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Peter Marta J.D.’03 of Hogan Lovells

    October 4, 2023
    8:00 am – 10:00 am

    Peter (Pete) Marta’s helps companies prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents as Partner of Hogan Lovells. Pete joined Hogan Lovells Cybersecurity practice after serving as the global head of cybersecurity law at JPMorgan Chase, where he was head counsel to the firm’s chief information security officer and its chief security officer. In that role, Pete counseled all levels of the organization, from its security operations centers to the boardroom. Prior to his corporate experience, Pete worked in the U.S. intelligence community and started his legal career as a corporate associate in another large international law firm. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Melanca Clark J.D.’02 of the Hudson-Webber Foundation

    October 5, 2023
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Melanca Clark is President and CEO of the Hudson-Webber Foundation in Detroit, MI. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2016, Melanca held several senior positions in the Obama Administration including Chief of Staff of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Senior Policy Advisor with the White House Domestic Policy Council, and Senior Counsel with DOJ’s Access to Justice Initiative. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Linda Dakin-Grimm J.D.’85 of Milbank L.L.P.

    October 11, 2023
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Linda Dakin-Grimm is a Senior Consulting Partner at Milbank LLP, where she was a litigation partner for many years, handling jury and bench trials, arbitration proceedings and appeals in complex financial disputes. Commencing in 2016, Linda began to work entirely pro bono in immigration advocacy. Working with organizations including the ACLU, Kids in Need of Defense, Public Counsel, The Door, NY Legal Aid, CLINIC and others, she repeatedly sued the U.S. government in federal courts during the Trump Administration, winning multiple injunctions against that administration’s unlawful policies and actions. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Hani N. Elias J.D.’08 of Anchor Ventures

    October 12, 2023
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Hani Elias is Founding Partner at Anchor Ventures, a private equity fund that builds businesses to solve meaningful problems in healthcare, economic development, and sustainability. Hani founded and served as CEO of Lumere, a venture backed technology company that facilitated evidence-based decision-making for US health systems, streamlining their choices in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutic methods. Hani started his career at McKinsey & Company and was the founder of CollegeCorps, Inc., a nonprofit organization that facilitated international volunteerism among top US college students. Hani earned his JD, MPH, and AB at Harvard University. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Danny David J.D.’00 of Baker Botts L.L.P.

    October 13, 2023
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Danny David is Managing Partner of Baker Botts L.L.P. The youngest Managing Partner in the firm’s modern history, Danny leads the firm’s Executive Committee, guiding the strategic direction and growth of the firm. In addition to leading the firm, Danny maintains an active practice, representing companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, fiduciary duty lawsuits, shareholder demands, and suits challenging mergers. Prior to becoming Managing Partner, Danny served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department from 2019-2023, and prior to that, led the firm’s Shareholder and Securities Litigation Practice. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Samuel Levine J.D.’12 of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection

    October 17, 2023
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Samuel Levine serves as Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, where he oversees enforcement, rulemaking, and policy work across a wide range of areas, including privacy, data security, marketing, financial services, digital advertising, consumer reporting, algorithmic decision-making, and small business financing. Before his appointment as Director, he served as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Rohit Chopra and as a staff attorney in the Midwest Regional Office. Prior to joining the FTC, Samuel worked for the Illinois Attorney General, where he prosecuted predatory for-profit colleges and participated in rulemaking and other policy initiatives to promote affordability and accountability in higher education. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Richard Genow J.D.’89 of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christoper, LLP

    October 24, 2023
    12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Rick Genow is a founding partner of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christoper, LLP, one of the premiere talent-based law firms in the entertainment industry. Rick’s practice is focused on representing actors, writers, directors, producers and other high-profile individuals in the film, television, digital, brand and philanthropic sectors. In his capacity, he advises clients in all aspects of their professional careers regarding their deals for individual services. In addition, to negotiating his clients deals for their services and rights, his practice includes advising clients in connection with the development, packaging and production of specific film and television projects, and strategizing with talent agents, managers and producers to build out their companies. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Brent Landau J.D.’01 of Hausfeld

    November 1, 2023
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Brent W. Landau is Global Managing Partner of Hausfeld, where he represents plaintiffs in antitrust and human rights litigation. Among other matters, Brent represented a class of air freight customers that recovered over $1.2 billion in settlements for airline price-fixing and currently serves as co-lead counsel for a proposed class of Sudanese-American refugees who have sued a bank for the financial assistance it provided to Sudan’s genocidal regime in violation of U.S. sanctions. Click to register.
  • Alumni in Residence with Terri Chase J.D.’94 of Jones Day

    November 2, 2023
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Terri Chase is a Partner at Jones Day. She has been representing employers for more than 25 years and advises clients on DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) programs and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) risks; compliance with the patchwork of federal, state, and local employment laws; conducting sensitive investigations and internal audits; and developing best employment policies and practices. Terri also defends corporate clients in complex labor and employment litigation, including employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits, wage and hour actions, and trade secret and restrictive covenant matters proceeding in federal and state courts, arbitration, and government agencies. Click to register.


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