People and Appointments

  • For general questions, please email [email protected]
  • If you are seeking a Dean Certification, please consult the Dean Certifications page.
  • Current undergraduates and alumni are welcome to schedule advising appointments.


Ari Gabinet
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Legal Expert in Residence

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.

Lindsay Garcia
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Assistant Dean of the College for Junior/Senior Studies and Recovery & Substance-Free Student Initiatives

Lindsay Garcia is the academic advising dean responsible for coordinating the academic, co-curricular, and degree completion process for junior and seniors. Additionally, as part of the long tradition of collegiate recovery at Brown dating back to 1977, she provides leadership, advocacy, and support for students, faculty, and staff with respect to issues of substance use disorders, recovery, and substance-free status.

Garcia received her B.F.A. in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, M.A. in Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.F.A. in Visual Arts from State University of New York, Purchase College, and Ph.D. in American Studies from William & Mary. She is also a practicing artist, scholar of environmental humanities, and apocalypse aficionado. She lives in Providence with her wife and punk poodle Winslow.



Advising Appointments - Fall 2022

    We are glad to talk to all students and alumni about education and careers in law, whether you are just starting to explore the profession or preparing your law school applications. If you wish to discuss your résumé or personal statement in the meeting, please bring a draft.