Introducing Katie Garrett ’04, President of the Alumni/ae Association’s Board of Directors


09.28.21 —The School of Law is pleased to welcome Katie Garrett ’04, an attorney with Axiom, as board president of the Alumni/ae Association for 2021-2022. Building on the experiences of the pandemic, Garett will take the lead in extending the board's global reach, with a renewed focus on women in law.

“The pandemic has highlighted the precarious position of women in employment outside the home. This has been true for all jobs and professions, and the disruption and stress continues to be felt by female attorneys. Each year, one of Northeastern Law’s most popular and acclaimed events is the Women in the Law conference. With 61% of Northeastern Law faculty and 75.3% of this year's incoming JD class identifying as female, we are well poised to turn a spotlight on the unique obstacles female attorneys face as well as the incredible work they are doing. This will be a strong focus of the board for the 2021-2022 school year,” said Garrett. “It is my privilege to serve as the president of the Alumni/ae Board for 2021-2022. I welcome the chance to give back to my alma mater.”

Katie Garrett is an accomplished corporate counsel with over 15 years of experience at multiple rapidly growing and changing publicly held companies in the bio-tech industry. Katie has extensive in-house experience, including expertise in securities transactions and regulations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, drafting and negotiating agreements, and managing domestic and international business and transactional issues. As attorney with Axiom, the global leader of on-demand legal talent, Katie has worked at Fortune 500 companies such as Boston Scientific and Coty, as well as with Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Momenta Pharmaceuticals and IDEXX Laboratories, and is currently working at Forma Therapeutics. Prior to joining Axiom, Katie was corporate counsel at Alere Inc. (now Abbott) for 9 years, one of her former co-op employers.

For more information about serving on the Alumni/ae Association Board of Directors, please contact Mielle Marquis at

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