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Contacts (People, Open Hours, Dean Certifications)


George Vassilev 

Associate Dean of the College, Director, Pre-Professional Advising Center





Linda Dunleavy

Associate Dean of the College for Fellowships






Kathy Toro-Ibanez

Pre-Professional Advising Program Coordinator (including Dean Certifications)






Ari Gabinet

Legal Expert in Residence

By appointment only. Schedule through Handshake.

Ari Gabinet has thirty-five years of experience in the legal profession spanning private practice, government and corporate positions.  He spent twenty years as a trial lawyer in a large multi-national law firm, representing clients in litigation including discrimination and securities class actions, contested takeover cases (going public and going private), valuation proceedings, complex commercial cases, insolvency and bankruptcy litigation and workouts of defaulted real estate loan portfolios).  From 2002 to 2005 he was the director the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Philadelphia office, overseeing the SEC's enforcement and regulatory examination programs in the mid-Atlantic region.  From 2005 to 2010, he managed the securities regulation, shareholders services, litigation, tax and international legal function for Vanguard, the world's largest mutual fund complex, and from 2010 to 2016, he was General Counsel of OppenheimerFunds, a top ten U.S. mutual fund company, where he was a member of the senior leadership team and was responsible for the legal, compliance and internal audit functions.   At Brown he teaches Policy 1700M, an introduction to the regulation of corporations and securities markets.

Zoom Hours Fall 2020

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Mondays Ari Gabinet 12pm - 2pm
Mondays George Vassilev 1oam - 1pm
Tuesdays Linda Dunleavy 2pm - 5pm
Thusdays Ari Gabinet 1pm - 2:30pm