Our Leadership Team

The HLSA of Washington, D.C. 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@washingtondc.hlsa.org





 
  • kamine_jorge_5x7Jorge Kamine  J.D. '98

    President

    Jorge Kamine is a Counsel in the Energy and Infrastructure Projects Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where his practice focuses on all aspects of structuring, developing, acquiring, divesting, and financing international energy and infrastructure projects. He focuses his pro bono work on advising donors and NGOs on a variety of international development projects and policy initiatives, including various projects in Haiti and Nepal and the promotion of renewable energy in emerging markets. Prior to joining Skadden, Jorge was a Counsel in the Latin America and Caribbean Practice Group in The World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency. In addition to serving as Vice President for HLSA-DC, Jorge serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law and International Development Society (LIDS), is active with the Latino Committee of the Harvard Law School Association, and previously served as Representative for the Gulf States to the Harvard Law School Association.  He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1998 and his B.A. cum laude from Rice University in 1995.

  • board-member-1Arianne de Govia  J.D. '01

    Vice President

    Arianne de Govia is a partner at the law firm of Freeman Wade LLP, where she advises clients on commercial matters in a range of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and media.  Arianne works closely with early-stage and established companies to structure legal frameworks for development and commercialization of their services and products.  Prior to joining Freeman Wade, she was an attorney at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP.  Arianne is a former assistant editor of American Lawyer Media’s Patent Strategy & Management, and she is actively involved in the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance.  She holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Barnard College, an M.F.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

  • board-member-7Donna Chambers  J.D. '97

    Secretary

    Donna M. Chambers is a Senior Special Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission.  In this role, she provides legal and policy analysis and advice to Commission executives and senior staff on the federal securities laws, with a focus on the laws applicable to secondary market transactions, equity market structure, and derivatives.  Prior to joining the Office of the General Counsel, Donna served in several capacities in the Division of Trading and Markets, including as counsel to the Division Director. Before joining the SEC, Donna was an attorney in private practice at various firms, including Davis Polk & Wardwell, where she worked on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Donna also serves as chair of the board of directors of JanneyPlus, a non-profit organization that provides care and enrichment and language programs to an elementary school in Washington, D.C.  Donna received her law degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree in accounting from Baruch College (City University of New York). 

  • board-member-2Tony Chan  J.D. '03

    Treasurer

    Tony Chan is a partner in the corporate and securities group at Dechert LLP, where he advises strategic buyers and sellers, as well as financial sponsors and their portfolio companies, in complex corporate transactions. With significant experience with international and cross-border matters, Tony focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, including private equity and growth equity transactions, as well as corporate finance, emerging company formation and financing, public company governance, and general corporate matters for clients with an emphasis in the life sciences, financial services, and technology sectors.  In addition to his practice, he is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School, where he teaches Mergers and Acquisitions.  He also serves on the steering committee for the Corporate and Securities Community of the DC Bar and the board of the Arlington Arts Center.  

    • hernandez-juanita-2016Juanita Hernandez  J.D. '85

      Immediate Past President 

      Juanita C. Hernández is a Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C, focusing her practice on litigation matters. Previously, she was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, served in the Justice Department as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, and was a litigator practicing in major law firms in San Antonio.  She clerked for the Hon. William Wayne Justice, then Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Within the American Bar Association (ABA), Juanita serves on the Commission for Women in the Legal Profession. She is also previously served on the ABA’s 360 Commission Diversity and Inclusion and the Presidential Appointments Committee. Juanita received her law degree and undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard University. 

             Juanita currently serves as president of the HLSA Club of Washington, D.C. She chaired her 30th HLS Reunion, and previously chaired the HLSA Alumnae Network of Washington, D.C. Juanita also co-chairs the HLSA Planning Committee for the Celebration of Latino Alumni 2017.  A founding member and chair of the HLSA’s Latino Alumni Committee, Juanita served as a speaker and co-chair of the planning committees for the HLSA Celebration of Latino Alumni in 2005 and 2012 and chaired the HLSA Latino Celebration in San Antonio in 2000. She currently serves on the HLSA Advisory Council and is assisting with planning the HLSA Celebration 65 alumnae reunion in 2018.  In 2017, Juanita was awarded the Harvard Alumni Association Award for her outstanding service to Harvard University through her many alumni activitie

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    Jennifer Mueller  J.D. '00

    Communications and Technology Co-Chair

    Jennifer Mueller provides public policy consulting, research, and writing services for clients in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.  She has written and advised on a wide range of topics, including criminal justice reform, immigration, trade, health care, education, and local economic development.  Jen previously worked as a practitioner-in-residence at American University’s Washington College of Law’s Spragen Tax Clinic, where she authored several law review articles on political participation and co-edited a book chapter on ethical representation of clients.  After graduating from HLS in 2000, Jen clerked for Judge Warren Ferguson on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals before entering private practice in the Washington, DC, office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) as a litigation associate.  She has also worked as counsel at The Raben Group and, prior to law school, as an English teacher at the State Language School in Prague, Czech Republic.  She volunteers as a mentor-editor with The OpEd Project and as a coach for an international mediation moot team.  A native of New Jersey and longtime DC resident, Jen received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • board-member-8Viviana Ruiz  LL.M. '15

    Communications and Technology Co-Chair

    Viviana Ruiz is a counsel in the DC office of Avalerroux, LLP. A founding partner of Avalerroux SC (Mexico), Viviana started the U.S. practice of her firm, where she focuses on international trademark procurement, management and enforcement. She has extensive experience in developing and managing global intellectual property portfolios for clients in the entertainment, media, pharma, chocolate & confectionery, and spirits & wines industries. She holds an LL.B., magna cum laude, from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico), and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. Viviana is also an IP Law Specialist graduate of Universidad Panamericana (Mexico), where she graduated top of her class. In addition to her HLSA-DC Board service, Viviana serves as Communication/Technology Chair of the HLS Recent Graduate Network.  

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    Eyitayo "Tee" St. Matthew-Daniel  LL.M. '05

    Mentorship Co-Chair

    Eyitayo “Tee” St. Matthew-Daniel is a trial attorney in the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.  She was previously an antitrust associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and at Clifford Chance LLP.  Tee is dual-qualified in New York and England and Wales (Solicitor - Non-practicing).  She earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School in 2005 and a Bachelor of Arts in Law with Honors (1st Class) at Girton College, University of Cambridge, in 2004.  

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    Mayra Suarez  J.D. '12

    Programming Co-Chair

    Mayra Suárez is an associate in the Washington, DC, office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, and a member of Skadden’s Litigation Practice Group.  She represents clients in government enforcement actions and conducts internal investigations domestically and abroad.  Her engagements include internal investigations relating to improper business practices and accounting irregularities, including those arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, on behalf of multinational companies in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and media sectors.  Mayra has also conducted antitrust investigations, performed transaction due diligence, and represented companies, audit committees, executives, and employees in connection with investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other countries.  Mayra holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review and Symposium Committee Member of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was Director of Board Relations for the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.

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    Kristin Turner  J.D. '17

    Membership Co-Chair

    Kristin Turner is currently serving as the inaugural Access 2 Justice Tech fellow from Harvard Law School. Her work explores the intersection of law and technology and how the law can best leverage innovation. She is working at the tech startup Upsolve — a nonprofit that has developed an automated, end-to-end, TurboTax-like platform designed to guide both debtors and attorneys through the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process. At HLS, Turner explored the fields of social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy, and social impact bonds (also known as Pay for Success Contracts). She served as a member of the Harvard Defenders, the Women’s Law Association, and the Law School Parody. She was the 2016-17 president of the Black Law Students Association and a semifinalist in Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition 2016. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Southern California and currently serves as the chair of the HLS Recent Graduate Network.

  • kassi-headshotKassi Yukevich  J.D. '17

    Membership Co-Chair

    Kassi Yukevich is a law clerk for the Honorable Todd E. Edelman of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to her clerkship, Kassi was a summer associate at Williams & Connolly LLP and a summer law clerk at the Office of the Public Defender in Alexandria, VA. While at Harvard Law School, Kassi represented indigent clients facing criminal charges with the Criminal Justice Institute, clients seeking asylum with the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, and inmates charged with disciplinary violations with the Prison Legal Assistance Project. In addition to her clinical work, Kassi served as president of the American Constitution Society, a managing editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a board member of the Women's Law Association. Prior to attending Harvard Law School, Kassi taught 9th and 10th grade History in Dallas, TX, as a Teach For America Corps Member. Kassi was a 2017 recipient of the Dean's Award for Community Leadership.  She received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2017 and her B.A. in History of Art and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2012.


 


 


 
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