Negotiation Workshop Faculty – Spring

Michael Moffitt

I am a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for Spring 2018. I am a Professor and the Philip H. Knight Chair in Law at the University of Oregon. I served for six years as Dean of the Law School at Oregon, and prior to that, I helped to run our nationally-ranked Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center for about a decade. Prior to that, I taught at Ohio State and at Harvard, served as a federal judicial clerk, and was a consultant for Conflict Management Group. In law school and at the graduate school level, I have taught negotiation, dispute resolution, arbitration, advanced negotiation, the law of settlement, and civil procedure. My scholarship includes more than two dozen articles and books, focused on dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation, and civil procedure. My professional experience outside of the law school context also focuses on dispute resolution, high-stakes negotiations, and helping people to deal effectively with differences. I have worked with both public and private sector clients in about twenty countries delivering mediation services, negotiation coaching, and training workshops. On occasion, I’ve summarized my professional life by saying, “I help people find deals where they didn’t think a deal was possible.”

I am a graduate of Marietta College (Ohio) and Harvard Law School, a devoted but mediocre snowboarder, the author of atypically funny holiday cards, an aggressive tennis player, and the happily exhausted parent of two teenage daughters.


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 Sara del Nido Budish

I am a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor in the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP). From 2014–2016, I served as the HNMCP Clinical Fellow. My role included supervising the Harvard Law School Negotiators and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and I also worked on a number of  special projects with Professor Bordone, including the creation of a new negotiation-themed podcast, The Listening Room.  During my time as a law student at Harvard Law School, I served as Advanced Training Director for the Harvard Mediation Program and was also a student in HNMCP. After graduating from Dartmouth College, I served as a Research Associate in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School, where I traveled to different organizations to conduct interviews, write case studies, and build a course curriculum focusing on negotiation, incentive systems, and management. My writing has been published by Harvard Business School Publishing, Harvard Law School Case Studies, the Journal of Dispute Resolution, and WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog. In my spare time, I try to pursue a variety of hobbies, including painting, yoga, classical piano, and singing along with the Hamilton soundtrack.


Debbie Goldstein

Debbie Goldstein

I am a Principal and the Managing Director of Triad Consulting, a Cambridge-based consulting firm specializing in the field of conflict resolution. I teach negotiation at Georgetown University Law Center, Tufts University School of Medicine and at the Program on Negotiation, where I co-teach the Fall Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Seminar.

My work takes me all over the world into both for-profit, and not-for-profit sectors, as I help leaders and executives gain competence and confidence in their toughest negotiation and communication challenges. Some of my corporate clients include MetLife, the Coca-Cola Company, Citigroup, Prudential, Merck, Capital One, Barclay’s, Fidelity, Shell, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Some of my non-profit clients include: Massachusetts General Hospital, the United States Department of Justice, Children’s Hospital Boston, the Obama White House, and the Ethiopian Parliament, where I worked with the newly elected Members of Parliament as they made the transition into a consensus-building frame. I also spend time coaching individual executives through difficult decision-making and help them manage their critical relationships.

In law school, I founded and ran a free legal aid clinic that still runs today called LINC (Legal Initiative for Children) for the underserved patients at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea outpost. My writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine and the Management Information Exchange Journal.

I am a graduate of Williams College and Boston College Law School. An avid traveler, my work has enabled to me achieve a bucket list goal, which was to visit all seven continents. My delightful 2 year old daughter has (literally and figuratively) grounded me a bit for now, but has shown me that there are many exciting adventures to be had right here at home! In a former career, I lived in Chicago chasing (and catching) my dream of becoming a jazz vocalist.


Rachel KrolRachel Krol

I am a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP). Before joining HNMCP, I taught negotiation at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and led interactive negotiation and leadership workshops designed specifically for young women through my company, Connect More Consulting. I have also served as a teaching team member for negotiation courses at the Harvard Negotiation Institute, Penn Law School, and Vienna University of Economics and Business. In addition, I have worked on negotiation and conflict resolution projects with nonprofit, educational, and governmental institutions including Seeds of Peace, GenHERation, the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at SCH Academy, and the National Institutes of Health. I practiced law with the firms Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP and Ahmad Zaffarese LLC in Philadelphia, in the areas of M&A,  finance and securities law and civil litigation.

I received my J.D. from Harvard Law School and my B.A. from Columbia University. In the more distant past, I taught at the International Montessori School of Prague in the Czech Republic. Most of my free time these days is spent with my husband chasing after our 6 month old daughter and two dogs.


Andrew Mamo

I am a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program and a Lecturer on Law. Before coming to HNMCP, I most practiced law at Latham & Watkins LLP in Singapore, assisting clients in a wide range of industries to navigate cross-border transactions.

While attending Harvard Law School, was a clinical student in HNMCP, as well as in the International Human Rights Clinic, the Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and the Prison Legal Assistance Project. I am particularly interested in public dialogue involving technical and scientific matters, and in the role of historical narratives in understanding complex disputes. I am the author of “Getting to Peace: Roger Fisher’s Scholarship in International Law and the Social Sciences,” published in the Leiden Journal of International Law, and other scholarly articles at the intersection of historical analysis and dispute resolution. Prior to law school, I completed a doctoral dissertation examining the development of information technology in professional schools.

Before working at Latham & Watkins LLP, I clerked for the Honorable Judges Hisashi Owada and Julia Sebutinde at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. I received my J.D. from Harvard Law School, my Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Berkeley in 2011, and my S.B. from MIT in 2004.


Neil McGaraghan

I am a Clinical Instructor focusing on the advancement of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program’s facilitation and political dialogue initiative and a Lecturer on Law.

My pro bono work includes representing men wrongfully accused and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, serving as a cooperating attorney for the ACLU of Massachusetts (where I also served on the Board of Directors), serving on the Board of Directors at the Greater Boston Legal Services, and volunteering at Haley House Boston soup kitchen. I have served as a lecturer for the MCLE and lectured at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Soon after graduating law school, I worked at the Commission of the European Union as an analyst and then as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy. I have been awarded the Boston Bar Association President’s Award, the Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights, and the Massachusetts Rising Star Award from Super Lawyers.

I come to HNMCP and the Negotiation Workshop most recently from Potomac Law Group, where my practice focused on complex dispute resolution in federal and state courts, administrative proceedings, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Prior to Potomac, I was a Partner at Bingham McCutchen, and then Morgan Lewis, & Bockius when that firm acquired Bingham McCutchen.


Negotiation Workshop Faculty Spring - Gillien ToddGillien Todd

I am a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a dispute resolution consultant. At Harvard I teach the Negotiation Workshop and continuing education courses for practicing attorneys. In my consulting practice I work with a range of organizations, from large companies to small non-profits, as a trainer, consultant, and mediator.

My private-sector experience includes teaching negotiation workshops for executives across the U.S., to clients such as Compaq, Gap, Deloitte & Touche, Fidelity Investments, and Millennium Pharmaceuticals. I’ve also worked with students and administrators at DePaul University, the Mississippi University for Women, and Skidmore College.

In the public sector I have worked in a variety of contexts. I have facilitated contract negotiations between a teachers’ union and a school board; assisted with problem-solving among 30 state-based gun control organizations, and led a long-term collaboration—between Boston-area prosecutors, police, nurses and advocates—aimed at improving services for victims of sexual assault. In addition, I have taught workshops in leadership and conflict resolution to cadets at The Citadel as part of that institution’s historic transition to coeducation.

I am a graduate of Harvard Law School, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Yale University. Before graduate school, I spent two years working and traveling in Asia. I live in Cambridge with my husband, Kingsley, ten-year-old Will, and twins Charlie and Chloe (6 years).