Michael Avanti Lopez is a business development analyst at Palantir Technologies, a Silicon Valley technology company dedicated to providing data integration and analysis software in support of critical missions. Prior to Palantir, Michael was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in their Los Angeles, Palo Alto, and New York offices where his practice included capital markets transactions, securities law, and international arbitration. Michael also spent a year as a Consulting Scholar at Stanford University’s Program on Human Rights. Michael received his A.B. from Harvard University, magna cum laude and his J.D. from Stanford Law School.