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, she took a leave from her work at Stanford to serve as Special Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice. She 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.
Roberta 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, she 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.