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Our Team

Heather A. Lachenauer | Vice President for Board and Legal Services and General Counsel

Heather A. Lachenauer is an experienced litigator, appellate advocate and educator who has successfully represented international companies, federal agencies, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. She has advocated on behalf of clients in a variety of pro bono matters involving asylum, the death penalty, and religious liberty, among others. Ms. Lachenauer has taught political science, rhetoric, and poetics and aesthetics as an adjunct professor and is a former member of the Board of Regents of St. John Paul the Great Catholic University. She is the co-founder of Epiphany Prep Charter School, a school dedicated to providing quality education to children living in low-income communities in San Diego. Ms. Lachenauer received her B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, a M.A. in Education at the George Washington University, and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.


Luciana E. Hampilos | Assistant General Counsel

Luciana E. Hampilos is an attorney with a rich background in public policy, having served in all three branches of the federal government. Among her positions, Ms. Hampilos served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Reed C. O’Connor of the Northern District of Texas and a presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. Prior to her role as Assistant General Counsel, Ms. Hampilos served as the University’s Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX. Ms. Hampilos is a Blackstone Legal Fellow and is a Board Member of the Dallas chapter of the St. Thomas More Society. Ms. Hampilos received her B.A. in Government from Harvard College and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.