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


    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

    Membership Chair

    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). 

  • troy-brown-photoTroy Brown  J.D. '03

    Mentorship Co-Chair

    A lawyer and scholar of nearly fifteen years, Troy Brown has practiced at the highest levels of the legal profession serving individuals and companies of all sizes in commercial civil and securities litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and government investigations. Troy brings to bear the wisdom and diverse skills developed through his background as an attorney with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s Asset Management Unit, a former associate with several large law firm representing clients in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, including franchisors, Fortune 500 companies, and major financial institutions in a broad range of litigation matters, as well as his background as an associate professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law and visiting professor at Vytautas Magnus University Law School.

  • board-member-2Tony Chan  J.D. '03


    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 consulting, research, training, 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, gun control, executive compensaion, investment analysis, 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 also taught Remedies and authored several law review articles on political participation.  After graduating from HLS in 2000, Jen clerked for Judge Warren Ferguson on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals before entering private practice as a litigation associate in the Washington, DC, office of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale).  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.  A longtime mediator, Jen is on the roster of mediators for the U.S. District and Circuit Courts in Washington D.C. and coaches a law school team that competes in international mediation moot competitions.  She also volunteers as a mentor-editor and with The OpEd Project.  A native of New Jersey and longtime DC resident, Jen received her undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

  • marie-park-photojpgMarie Park  J.D. '91


    Marie L. Park is an Assistant Executive Attorney with the Office of the Executive Attorney for the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility.  In that role, she advises the Board in the adjudication of attorney discipline proceedings and petitions for reinstatement.  Marie also assists individual Hearing Committee members in their Report and Recommendations concerning alleged violations of the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct.  Prior to joining the Office of the Executive Attorney, Marie represented indigent criminal defendants in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the D.C. Circuit, as well as the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Marie is a former deputy public defender with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and a former Board member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund.  She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her A.B. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College.  

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

    Communications and Technology Co-Chair

    Viviana Ruiz is a law clerk of Mayer Brown, LLP. Viviana 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.  

  • board-member-4Mayra Suárez  J.D. '12

    Programming 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.

  • Jjulie-cromer-young-pictureulie Cromer Young  J.D. '96

    Mentorship Co-Chair

    Julie Cromer Young is currently a Visiting Professor of Practice at Washington College of Law, American University, and a Career Coach with Bryce Legal.  Julie has lived the past two years in Manila, Philippines, where she taught counterterrorism at Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.  Before that, Julie was a tenured professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, and practiced intellectual property law in Chicago.  A native of the Memphis area, Julie currently lives with her family in Arlington.  She plans to relocate to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in summer 2020.