Sarah R. Guerrero
Tel: (617) 384-9649
Fax: (617) 495-7641
R. Guerrero heads Open Economies’ legal team. The team works
with leaders from developing countries’ public and private
sectors to evaluate and create the legal and regulatory
conditions needed to catalyze digital entrepreneurship and
innovation. Sarah leads Open Economies in its effort to
build cross-sectoral collaborations among governments, businesses,
academics and non-profit organizations, and she oversees
the development of Open Economies’ virtual policy center
and its online platform for shared learning.
A member of the Massachusetts bar, Sarah
was a Corporate and Technology Law associate in the Boston
office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
While at Skadden, Sarah established a partnership between
the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard
Law School and Skadden’s Boston, New York and Washington
D.C. offices. She worked closely with members of the Open
Economies project and participating Skadden attorneys to
foster the collaborative relationship and to guide the two
groups on how to best achieve project goals.
When not forming public-private partnerships
at the firm, Sarah worked in the corporate finance, mergers
and acquisitions, intellectual property and e-commerce fields.
Some of the projects on which she assisted include:
Praecis Pharmaceuticals Incorporated's 2001 follow-on public
offering, CMGI's financing of NaviSite Inc., the sale of
Houghton Mifflin Company to Vivendi Universal SA, and a
variety of domestic and foreign clients' technology licensing
and development agreements.
Sarah also provided general counsel to Burma Border
Projects, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit organization
that offers medical assistance to refugees along the Thai-Burmese
Sarah’s interest in the global digital
divide took hold while in Professor Jonathan Zittrain’s
Internet & Society course at Harvard Law School. Sarah
wrote a paper entitled, "Greenseed: Narrowing the Global
Digital Divide," in which she proposes a method of
transferring resources from the U.S. to entrepreneurs in
developing countries through the private sector.
Sarah holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A.
from the University of California at Los Angeles. Sarah speaks,
reads and writes fluent French and advanced Spanish.