Research Associates

John Abraham

John is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley in New York for four years – spending two years in healthcare, public finance investment banking and two years in US Macro Economics research. He has also spent time working on financial stability research for various organizations including the Global Monetary Policy Forum, Harvard Business School, and the National Bureau of Economics Research. He graduated from Harvard College in 2010 with an honors degree in Economics.

Shirley Chan

Shirley is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. She spent her 1L summer at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. She received her B.B.A. with honors in Finance and Economics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Zhengyuan Fan

Zhengyuan is currently a first-year JD student at Harvard Law School. He graduated from Amherst College in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics, magna cum laude. He is a member of Harvard Business Law Review and China Law Association.

Katie Flanagan

Katie is currently a 2L at Harvard Law School. Aside from her RA work, Katie’s activities include law review and moot court. She is interested in capital markets regulation (of course), tax policy, and appellate advocacy.

Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green began working with the Committee in the fall of 2015. Rebecca is currently a JD candidate at Harvard Law School, where she is an editor for the Harvard International Law Journal. During the summer of 2015, she worked as an honors intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Rebecca received her B.A. magna cum laude from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. from the University of Virginia.

Jeffrey Himelson

Jeffrey Himelson is a third-year student at Columbia Law School where he serves as the Executive Operations and Financial Editor of the Columbia Journal of Tax Law. Jeffrey previously worked as a research analyst for a hedge fund based out of Princeton, NJ. He will be joining Proskauer Rose in New York after graduation.

Carys Johnson

Carys joined the Committee as a research assistant in 2015. Before entering law school, she was an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Investment Banking Legal group, where she covered capital markets and leveraged finance transactions. Carys is a student at Harvard Law School, where she serves on the Harvard Law Review, and received her BA from Yale University, where she completed the intensive Literature major with distinction.

Daniel Johnson

Daniel is a first-year student at Harvard Law School. He previously worked as an Investment Associate at Bridgewater. In 2015, Daniel graduated with honors in Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He is a member of the Vis Moot Court team and a 1L editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Jennifer Klein

Jennifer is a first-year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to entering law school, she was an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its Investment Banking Legal group, where she worked on capital markets and leveraged finance transactions. Jennifer graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in 2014.

Zachary Lenox

Zack is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school he worked in Sales and Marketing with Ford Motor Company. After his first year of law school, he worked in Legal and Compliance at Blackstone’s GSO Capital. This summer Zack is joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA. Zack received his B.S. magna cum laude from The Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.

Pratik Mehta

Pratik is a first-year student in the JD/MBA program at Harvard University. Prior to graduate school, Pratik worked for four years as a private equity associate at JLL Partners and an investment banking analyst at Evercore. Pratik received his B.S. summa cum laude from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Michael Moss

Michael is a second-year law student at The George Washington University Law School. He spent his 1L summer in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and he will be an intern in the Division of Enforcement at the SEC. He has also worked as a law clerk for Patomak Global Partners, LLC, a financial regulatory firm based in New York and Washington, D.C. He is a 2011 graduate of Williams College, where he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany.

Samuel Nadler

Samuel Nadler is a second-year student at Columbia Law School where he serves on the staff of the Columbia Business Law Review. He spent the summer after his first year of law school working at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Samuel graduated from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laudePhi Beta Kappa, where he studied History and Financial Economics.

Andrew Palmer

Drew is a first-year student at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where he worked with the economists in the Macroeconomics & Monetary Policy group. Drew graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Statistics and a B.A. in Economics from Loyola University Chicago in 2014.

Ellen Park

Ellen Park is currently a second-year law student at Harvard Law School interested in the intersection of the law, policy, and economy. During her undergraduate career, she was a research intern at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis where she researched, wrote memoranda, and drafted policy briefs on a variety of U.S. foreign, defense, intelligence, and security policy issues. After her first year of law school, she split her summer as a summer associate between Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP and Andrews Kurth, LLP in Houston, Texas.

She received her BA from University of California, San Diego in International Studies with an emphasis in Political Science and East Asian Studies. This summer, she will be joining the corporate group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City.

Gabriel Rust-Tierney

Gabriel is currently a second-year student at Harvard Law School.  During his 1L summer, he worked as a law clerk in the Legal Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  Gabriel graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a B.A. in economics and a minor in foreign affairs, and prior to law school, he worked as a consultant for four years with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Abraham Schwartz

Abraham Schwartz is a second-year student at Harvard Law School, where he is a senior editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He split his 1L summer working as a law clerk in the United States Senate and as a corporate governance research associate at the Manhattan Institute where he focused on matters related to proxy submissions and shareholder activism.

Ed Stein

Ed is a second-year JD student at Harvard Law School. Prior to law school, he worked at the Treasury Department on sanctions policy and anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing regulation and enforcement. He has also worked for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia and the Council on Foreign Relations. He graduated cum laude from Yale where he completed the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy.

Kevin Zeng

Kevin was born in southern China and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. His passion for debate led him to law school and he hopes to advise corporations in the future. Outside of coursework and his research for the Committee, Kevin loves to play golf and ski.

Qi Zhang

Qi Zhang is currently a second-year JD student at Harvard Law School, where he serves on the Harvard Business Law Review and the Harvard Asia Law Society. He will be joining Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York. He received his BA from Peking University in China.

Peter Zhu

Peter is a first-year J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School. Before, he was a commodities trader and investment analyst at a hedge fund in Washington, D.C. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a background in biomedical engineering and math.