Alumni Profiles


Karen Porter

A Legal Career Intersects with Health, Science, and Public Policy

Recent Events

November 28, 2018: Alumni Mentoring Lunch with Vivek Ramaswamy '13

Vivek Ramaswamy '13, Founder and CEO of Roivant Sciences, met with current law students to discuss careers in pharmaceutical investment and the advances of Artificial Intelligence in health care lunch at Mory's.

Alumni Breakfast

November 8, 2018: Law, Finance, and Innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D

Craig Wasserman '86/Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Alumni Breakfast program, The Century Association, 7 West 43rd Street, New York.

Moderator: Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School

Panelists: Pablo Legorreta, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Royalty Pharma; Vivek Ramaswamy ’13, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roivant Sciences; Richard Thakor, Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management; and Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). More…

October 19, 2018: Alumni Mentoring Breakfast with Carmen Castellano-Garcia '91

Carmen Castellano-Garcia ’91, President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Primary Care Association, met with current law students over breakfast to discuss her career path and provide career advice.

Boston-area Alumni Breakfast

June 1, 2017: Health Reform, Law and Policy under the Trump Administration

Boston-area Alumni Breakfast, Ropes & Gray, the Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Moderator: Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School

Panelists: William Baer, Former Acting Associate Attorney General and Former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, US Department of Justice; Roberta Herman, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission; and Peter Leibold ’88, Chief Advocacy Officer for Ascension Health

Thanks to the Solomon Center Boston Alumni Executive Committee for their leadership in planning this breakfast discussion: Mark Barnes ’84, Mary Beckman ’93, Troy Brennan ’84, Brent Henry ’73, Wendy Warring ’83, and Stephen Weiner ’68, and thanks to Ropes & Gray for generously donating event space. More…


Alumni Weekend, October 22 2016: Health Law—Policy, Politics, and Progress

Moderator: Abbe R. Gluck '00, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School

Panelists: Alex M. Azar II ’91, President, Lilly USA, LLC; Dr. Paul E. Kalb '90, Partner, Sidley Austin; Catherine E. Livingston ’91, Partner, Jones Day; Frank A. Pasquale III ’01, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Please find slides from Catherine's and Frank's presentations.


Corporate Law Breakfast

September 20, 2016: Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse

Panelists: Joseph Brady, Executive Director, North American Securities Administrators Association; Stephen Deane, Investor Engagement Advisor, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of the Investor Advocate; Natalie Denburg, Associate Professor of Neurology, the University of Iowa College of Medicine; and Thomas M. Mierswa, Jr., Executive Director, Branch Advisory Group, Legal and Compliance Division, Morgan Stanley; Moderator: Roberta Romano ’80, YLS Sterling Professor of Law and Center Director.

View more photos from the event.

Solomon Corporate Law Breakfast

May 11, 2016: Pharma, Science, and Innovation: What Does the Future Hold for the Health Care Industry and for Patients?

On May 11, 2016, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law co-hosted an alumni breakfast in New York City on innovation in the pharmaceutical industry. The panel, moderated by Solomon Center Faculty Director Abbe R. Gluck ’00, featured former FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Merck & Co. CEO Kenneth Frazier, and Aaron Kesselheim, Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard. Hamburg and Kesselheim are also Solomon Center distinguished visitors.More…

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