Lunch and Learn Speaker Series: The Power of Your JD in an Interdisciplinary and Innovative World

The law school's Center for Health Policy and LawCenter for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) and New Markets Partnership joined forces in 2018 to launch a Lunch & Learn Speaker Series aimed at increasing student access and engagement with graduates and practitioners in non-traditional legal roles. Monthly lunch conversations take place throughout the academic year and connect to broader initiatives that the School of Law is establishing to expand its cooperative legal education program and post-graduate opportunities for students. 
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Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Schedule 2019-2020
*All events take place in the Dean's Suite Conference Room 

August 7, 2019

Michael Spadea '02, Senior Managing Director, PwC (West Region and Greater Texas)
Focus: global privacy and security

Michael Spadea is a senior managing drector in PwC’s cybersecurity and privacy practice. Michael has more than 15 years of privacy experience serving clients in many industries and jurisdictions, including conducting multi-jurisdiction investigations, and practicing privacy and security law in Europe. Prior to joining PwC, Michael founded an IP and general litigation practice, founded and led the US privacy practice for an international consulting firm, oversaw information governance for enterprise customers in the Microsoft services division, served in London as global privacy counsel for the Barclays Banking Group, and was head of privacy for its wealth advisory division
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Students can sign up for individual or group advising sessions with Mr. Spadea from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. by emailing Gianina Chua at
Space for these sessions is limited.
Lunch will be served. 

Fall Quarter

September 12, 2019

Andrew Droste ’15
Board Advisory Specialist, Russell Reynolds Associates (Seattle, Washington)
Focus: Environmental, Social Corporate Governance (ESG)

Andrew Droste ’15 is a board advisory specialist at Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) within the firm's Board and CEO Advisory Partners practice. Prior to RRA, Andrew led Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) engagement, research and risk analyses for BNY Mellon’s Proxy Voting and Governance Committee. Andrew began his career as an ESG analyst at Nuveen on their Responsible Investing Team. He is also treasurer and member of the board at Speak For The Trees, a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the size and health of the urban tree canopy in the greater Boston area.
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November 6, 2019

Timothy Hogan
VP, Chief Compliance Officer, Boston Children's Hospital (Boston)
Focus: Healthcare compliance
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Timothy Hogan is the vice president and chief compliance officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Boston Children’s Hospital, Tim was the compliance and privacy officer for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Atrius Health and the Atrius Health Pioneer Accountable Care Organization. He began his career as a compliance consultant, furnishing business advisory services for a full range of healthcare providers. After graduating from Brown University with an AB in Religious Studies, Tim earned his JD with a concentration in Health Law from Boston University School of Law.

Students can sign up for individual or group advising sessions with Mr. Hogan following the event by emailing Gianina Chua at

Winter Quarter

December 4, 2019

Jamal Stockton, E’01
VP, Head of Legal Innovation and Technology, Fidelity Investments (Boston)
Focus: Technology/Innovation/Legal Operations

January 8, 2020

Peter Castellano ’03
Innovation Lead, Relationship Manager/Business Development, Nestle Skin Health and NY Chapter Organizer of Hacking Health (New York, New York)
Focus: HealthTech/Life Sciences/Innovation

February 12, 2020

Forrester Liddle
Senior Director of Intellectual Property, Jounce Therapeutics (Cambridge, Mass.)
FOCUS:  IP and Life Sciences

Spring Quarter

April 1, 2020

Daniel Wu
Privacy Counsel and Legal Engineer, Immuta (New York, New York)
Focus: Data Privacy/Security/Technology and Public Trust/Democracy

Co-sponsored by:
Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)
Center for Health Policy and Law
New Markets Program 

Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Schedule 2018-2019

Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Schedule 2018-2019

Fall Quarter

October 24, 2018
Rita Heimes
General Counsel, Research Director and Data Privacy Officer, International Association of Privacy Professionals (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
Focus: privacy and innovation

Winter Quarter

January 9, 2019
Fred Fedynyshyn
Senior Counsel, Perkins & Coie (Seattle, Washington)
Focus: virtual currency, blockchain technology, compliance and regulatory

February 6, 2019
Garth Davis ’12
Compliance Program Manager, Wellframe (Boston)
Focus: digital healthcare, compliance, privacy and security

Spring Quarter

March 13, 2019
Luke Blackadar ’14
Director of Legal Services, Arts & Business Counsel of Greater Boston (formerly Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts)
Focus: intellectual property protection and affordable legal services for the arts and business communities
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March 27, 2019
Michelle Anderson
Attorney, ZwillGen, (Boston)
Focus: privacy, security and consumer protection
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April 3, 2019
Jason Rifkin ’03 
President/CEO, PhageNova Bio, Inc. (New York, New York)
Focus: IP/early stage biotechnology

Robert Warren ’03
Chief Operation Officer and Chief Financial Officer, AZTherapies, Inc. (Boston)
Focus: disruptive technology and clinical stage pharmaceuticals/biotechnology