Executive Board

Benjamin Arfa, Co-President
barfa@jd14.law.harvard.edu

Benjamin is a third year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to Harvard Law School, Benjamin completed two years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he worked as an Analyst in the Financial Institutions Group of the Investment Banking Division. His educational background includes a B.Sc. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University (’08) and an M.Sc. in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics (’09). Benjamin spent his 1L summer at the Securities & Exchange Commission, and his 2L summer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Greenhill & Co.

 

Michael Delgado, Co-President
mdelgado@jd14.law.harvard.edu

Michael is a third year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2010 with a degree in Neuroscience. For his 2L summer, Michael worked in the restructuring group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. For his 1L summer, Michael worked as a Summer Associate at both Clifford Chance in New York City and Leoni Siqueira Advogados, a boutique corporate firm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before law school, Michael spent a year in management consulting for small businesses.

 

Ian Kessler, Co-Executive Vice-President

Ian is a second year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from New York University in 2011. Ian split his 1L summer between the MIT Investment Management Co. and JGB Capital, a credit hedge fund in New York. He has worked as a research assistant for Professor Robert Mnookin and with the Shareholder Rights Project.

 

Ashley Cheung, Co-Executive Vice-President 

Ashley is a second year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College in 2011 with a B.A. in French and Environmental Studies with a focus in Economics. Prior to law school, Ashley spent a year working at a startup event production company founded by media personality SuChin Pak. Ashley spent her 1L summer in the in-house legal department of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, where she used to perform as a classically trained violinist.

 

Samantha Morin, Vice-President, External

Samantha is a third year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated in 2009 from Carleton College with degrees in Math and Economics with Distinction. During the summer after her second year, she worked as an Associate in the Real Estate Group, Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.  She spent the summer after her first year working on the energy infrastructure fund at private equity firm Starwood Capital. Prior to law school, she worked on mortgage-backed security litigations at Boston-based economic consulting firm, Analysis Group.

 

Romeen Sheth, Vice-President, Internal

Romeen is a second year student at Harvard Law School. Romeen graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Philosophy and a Certificate in Markets & Management Studies. Prior to law school, Romeen was a Senior Associate on the Client Solutions Hedge Fund Team at Gerson Lehrman Group, an expert network firm headquartered in New York City. Romeen spent his 1L summer in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Atlanta based law firm, Morris, Manning & Martin.

Sherry Xie, Treasurer

Chi Zou, Co-1L Outreach Chair

Chi is a third year student at Harvard Law School. She was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Chi graduated from the University of Hong Kong, First Class Honors, in 2011 with degrees in Economics and Finance, and a minor in Mathematics. Chi spent her 2L summer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York City.

 

Caitlin Wood, Co-1L Outreach Chair

Caitlin is a third year student at Harvard Law School. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Political Science, summa cum laude, in 2009. There, she was a recipient of the Leo S. Rowe Prize for her honors thesis on Eastern European development, served on the Student Advisory Board of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and mentored and taught high school students with the Urban Nutrition Initiative. During the two years before she entered law school, Caitlin was employed as an analyst and later senior policy analyst with a financial services trade association in New York. She spent her 1L summer as a Summer Honors Intern in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Tiffany Quach, Alternative Careers Chair

Tiffany is a second year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated from Stanford University in 2011 with a double major in English and Studio Art. During college, she studied abroad at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford. Prior to starting law school, she worked as a legal assistant at Google’s Mountain View headquarters and was a SEO intern at Morrison & Foerster in New York. She spent her 1L summer at Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz in New York.

 

Jacques Anderson, Alumni Relations Chair

Jacques is a second year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated in 2011 magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with degrees in Political Science and Communication, and a minor in Business Administration. Before coming to law school Jacques traveled throughout Japan and interned at the Parliament of Great Britain in London. For her 1L summer she interned at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York as part of their 1L Scholars Program. During her 2L summer Jacques returned to Skadden and split between their London and New York offices.

 

Brendan Liverman, Co-Consulting Chair

Brendan is a third year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2010 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Legal Studies. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, Brendan spent a year as a legal assistant in the patent group at Google’s Mountain View headquarters. He spent his 1L summer in the corporate legal department of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a mid-sized biotech company based in Massachusetts, and his 2L summer in the New York and Menlo Park offices of Davis, Polk & Wardwell.

 

Patrick Bassey, Co-Consulting Chair

Patrick is a second year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 with degrees in Economics and Psychology and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. Prior to law school, he worked as a consultant at Navigant Consulting in Washington, D.C. He spent his 1L summer at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C.

 

Derrick Davis, Co-Corporate Law Chair

Derrick is a second year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Morehouse College in 2012 and as the top-ranking scholar in Sociology. While at Morehouse, Derrick was President of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law organization and Recording Secretary and Stepmaster of the Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. During his summer prior to law school, Derrick was an SEO intern at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He spent his 1L summer in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in addition to a two-week stint at GE Capital Real Estate in Norwalk, CT.

 

Elyka Anvari, Co-Corporate Law Chair

Elyka is a third year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Government and French from Georgetown University in December 2010. Elyka is the student director and secretary of the national Iranian American Bar Association. At Harvard Law School, she is also on the board of the Women’s Law Association and HL Central. Elyka spent her 1L summer at Foley Hoag, in Boston. She spent her 2L summer at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York City and also returned to Foley Hoag for a few weeks.

 

Michael Ingram, Co-Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital Chair

Michael is a second year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated from Harvard College in 2010, concentrating in Psychology with a secondary field in Economics. He spent his 1L summer working at a boutique firm in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to law school, Michael first worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney working in private wealth management. He next worked for a Federal District Court judge for the Central District of California in Los Angeles. Finally, he worked on the risk management team in the legal department of Panda Restaurant Group, parent company to Panda Express. As an undergrad, Michael was involved in the Harvard Entrepreneurial club and worked on several technology startups.

 

Jordan Weber, Co-Entrepreneurship/Venture Capital Chair

Jordan is a third year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Accountancy. Prior to law school, he worked with Citigroup’s global technology investment banking group in Silicon Valley, California. During his undergraduate studies, Jordan was a summer analyst with Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Citigroup. He spent his 1L summer working at a Brazilian international law firm in São Paulo and at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency within the U.S. Treasury Department. He spent his 2L summer at Davis, Polk & Wardwell.

 

Joseph Costa, Harvard Business School Liaison

Joseph is currently a second year student in the J.D./M.B.A. program at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Prior to Harvard Law School, Joseph served as an Associate in the Investment Banking Division at Barclays Capital in both London and New York, where he advised Financial Institutions on Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Barclays in September 2008, Joseph worked as an analyst in the Global Financial Institutions Group of the Investment Banking Division at Lehman Brothers. Joseph graduated from Yale University in 2008 with a B.A. in Economics and spent his 1L summer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

 

Ezra Serrur, Hedge Fund Chair

Ezra is a second year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to Harvard Law School, Ezra worked as an analyst at the private equity real estate group of Cohen and Co., and as an associate at the Investment Banking Division of the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group. Ezra graduated from Hunter College, summa cum laude, in 2010 with a major in Economics and minors in Mathematics and Philosophy. Ezra spent his 1L summer at Maglan Capital LP, a New York-based hedge fund specializing in distressed and special situations.

 

Ruotao Wang, Co-Investment Banking Chair

Ruotao is a second year student at Harvard Law School. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, he was an analyst with the Institutional Sales group and the Global Insurance Solutions group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, working with banks, insurance companies, and pension funds. Ruotao spent his 1L summer in Washington, D.C. at the US Department of the Treasury in the Office of Financial Stability, which was responsible for managing the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

 

Steven Li, Co-Investment Banking Chair

Steven is a third year law student at Harvard Law School. He graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University in 2009 with a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Economics. Prior to starting law school, Steven worked for two years as a Consultant with Deloitte in Washington D.C. focusing on financial regulatory reform issues. Steven spent his 1L summer at the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Stability helping manage the disposition of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. He spent his 2L summer in the M&A practice of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.

 

Emily Du, Co-Private Equity Chair

Emily is a second year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to Harvard Law School, Emily completed two years as a management consultant for Oliver Wyman in Singapore, where she worked with a variety of financial services clients across Asia. She graduated on the Dean’s Honor List from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Emily spent her 1L summer with Kim & Chang in Seoul.

 

Michael Mirochnik, Co-Private Equity Chair

Michael is a third year student at Harvard Law School. He spent his 2L summer at the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell and spent his 1L summer interning in the legal department of Centerbridge Partners, an investment fund in New York. Michael graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia in 2011 with a B.A. in Economics and a concentration in Russian Language and Culture. During his time at Columbia, Michael co-founded the Columbia Economics Review.

 

Michael Klinger, Public Policy Chair

Michael is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Michael was the Policy Associate for the Innocence Project, Inc. where he supported legislative initiatives designed to prevent wrongful convictions. Prior to his work with the Innocence Project, Inc. Michael studied public leadership and project management through the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs (NYC ’07).  As a Coro Fellow, Michael interned as an Analyst with Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., and drafted press content for Andrew Cuomo’s Campaign for Attorney General.  Michael spent his 2L summer working for Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, where he was awarded the 2013 Cadwalader Public Interest Fellowship. This fellowship enabled him to return to the Innocence Project, Inc. for a short-term legal consultancy. Michael spent his 1L summer as a legal intern with the US Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y., working with the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and the Narcotics Unit. Michael is a graduate of Cornell University (A.B. ’06) and Harvard Divinity School (M.Div. ’11).

 

Nidhi Chappidi, Co-Social Chair

Nidhi is a second year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 2011 with a B.S. in Accountancy. She worked at Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services as a Financial Control Analyst for a year prior to attending law school.  Nidhi spent her 1L summer at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C.

 

Emily Lichtenheld, Co-Social Chair

Emily is a second year student at Harvard Law School.  Prior to law school, she worked as an intern at the White House in the Office of Cabinet Affairs and backpacked through Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, and Panama.  Emily graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012 with a degree in Economics and a degree in International Political Economy.  During her 1L summer, Emily worked as a summer associate at Baker Botts in Dallas and Locke Lord in Austin.

 

Aaron David, Co-Symposium Chair

Aaron is a second year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, Aaron attended Emory University, where he studied Philosophy and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2012. In the summer of 2011, Aaron worked as an intern at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During his 1L summer, Aaron interned for Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the Southern District of New York. At Harvard, Aaron also serves as the Managing Editor of the Harvard Business Law Review.

 

Soobin Kim, Co-Symposium Chair

Soobin is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 2011, with majors in Economics and in Political Science. Soobin spent the summer of 2013 in the New York office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.