Lani Guinier, voting rights champion and former assistant attorney general nominee, dies at 71
Russell-Brown told Fintech Zoom that Guinier had passed away peacefully, “surrounded by family and friends.”
At the time of her death, Guinier was a tenured professor at Harvard Law School, where she was the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Emerita. She was the first woman of color to be appointed a tenured professor at the law school.
Guinier is survived by her husband, son, daughter-in-law, stepdaughter, grandchild, sisters and nephews, according to the Yale Law School statement.
Fintech Zoom’s Adrienne Winston contributed to this report.