Roberta Katz

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Senior Research Scholar, Associate Vice President of Strategic Planning
Stanford University
Roberta Reiff Katz is Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning at Stanford University, working since 2004 in the Office of the President and assisting with the development and implementation of a variety of new University-wide initiatives as well as the ongoing strategic support of various interdisciplinary endeavors throughout the University. During 2009-10, Katz took a leave from her work at Stanford to serve as a Special Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice. Katz has a successful record of executive leadership: Co-founder and CEO of Flywheel Communications, Inc., President and CEO of the Technology Network (TechNet), Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Netscape Communications Corporation and, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc. (subsequently AT&T Wireless) and its subsidiary, LIN Broadcasting Corporation. Ms. Katz was also a lawyer in private practice, specializing in corporate law, as a partner with the firm of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Katz was a cultural anthropologist. She holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and a law degree from University of Washington Law School.