Sarah Reed is Charles River Venture's General Counsel (http://www.crv.com/). She is a recognized expert on legal aspects of venture capital financings. In addition to publishing and contributing to articles in business periodicals such as Business Law Today, Venture Capital Review and The Boston Business Journal, she is a frequent lecturer at national industry forums, continuing legal education programs and leading business and law schools. In addition, Sarah is the founding chairperson of an industry-wide, NVCA-endorsed initiative to create model venture financing legal documents. For her work in this area, the NVCA awarded Sarah with its Outstanding Contribution to the Venture Industry Award.
Sarah serves as the faculty advisor to the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (http://hlep.org/) and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Harvard Yenching Institute (http://www.harvard-yenching.org/).
Sarah has also been a partner at Lowenstein Sandler, General Counsel at Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (a Nasdaq-listed laser medical device manufacturer) and an associate at Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP. Sarah earned her BA from Harvard College in East Asian studies (she is fluent in Mandarin Chinese) and her JD from Harvard Law School - class of '91, where she never met Barack Obama, but did meet and marry Tom Reed, with whom she has three children.