JD/MBA Program

Penn Law

Student Bios

Jett Wayne Puckett

Jett is the co-founder & CEO of Lexalutions, LLC (Lexalutions.com), an innovative educational technology startup.  He founded the company while a sophomore in college and during his senior year secured $2,000,000 in funding.  Jett’s goal is to make a giant difference in education all across America through the implementation of his company’s patent pending software system that simultaneously lowers communication barriers and creates a new revenue source for schools.  He and his team plan to launch in the market place for the 2014-2015 school year.

In May 2013, Jett graduated as co-Valedictorian from the University of Georgia Honors College, where he majored in Political Science and Economics and assisted Prof. Morgan Marietta in writing two books.  In May of 2009, he graduated as Valedictorian from Darlington School in Rome, GA.  During his junior year of high school, he and his father co-authored a book available at Amazon.com.

Chandhi Saxena

Raised in India and Colorado, Chandni Saxena graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a BS in Materials Engineering and a minor in Political Science. After graduation, Chandni worked in patent prosecution at Cooper & Dunham, and then in corporate law at Goldman Sachs, over three years. At Penn Law, Chandni is a participant in Keedy Moot Court, an Executive Editor for the Journal of International Law, a co-President of Public Interest Mentoring Initiative, and a Coaching Fellow for the James Wilson Project. Chandni loves the collegial and supportive environment that Penn law students, professors, and administration build and foster. 

Eric Feinstein

Eric Feinstein is a third-year JD/MBA candidate in the 3-year JD/MBA Program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and The Wharton School.  He graduated magna cum laude from Yale in 2007 with a B.A. in History and was the recipient of the John Addison Porter History Prize.  Prior to returning to graduate school, he worked for four years at Goldman Sachs on the Mortgage Structured Products Sales Desk, covering large institutions investing in residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and derivatives.

 At Penn, Eric serves as a Littleton Fellow, leading a section of the first-year Legal Practice Skills class.  During his second year, he was the President of the Penn Law Tennis Club, Co-Chair of the Penn Law Energy Club, and Outreach Director for the Wharton Energy Conference.  He is a member of the Penn Law Bowling League and the Wharton Ice Hockey League.  Eric participated in the 2013 Penn Law Global Research Seminar in India, and the 2014 Wharton Japan Trek.  He spent his second year summer as a Summer Associate at the New York law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  

Neil Tyler

Neil Tyler graduated from Duke University in 2007.  After moving to San Diego, CA, he primarily worked as a professional poker player for the next 3.5 years, competing in online and live tournaments throughout California and Las Vegas, NV.  He also attempted to start his own business focused on streaming live music concerts via the Internet.  Neil began his JD in the Fall of 2010, applied to Wharton during law school, and was accepted to the four-year JD/MBA program in early 2011. 

He decided to pursue a JD/MBA because of his lifetime interest in law and business and his recognition that an understanding of both industries was important when trying to start a business in the media and entertainment space.  During his time at law school, Neil has been a Senior Editor on the Law Review and published two Comments in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  He has also been involved with the JD/MBA student and professional clubs and the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.  At Wharton, he is a member of the Entrepeneurship Club, Media & Entertainment Club, Technology Club, California Club, and Pub, among others.  He has also attended many treks and conferences on both the East and West Coasts related to media and entertainment, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Neil will be clerking with Judge Staton in the Central District of California following graduation, and then joining the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in Los Angeles, CA, in their litigation department.  He hopes to pursue a career in litigation for the next few years and then potentially transition to an in-house position in a media and entertainment company, move to the business side in a studio or entertainment-focused start-up, or pursue a career in academia.  Penn Law and Wharton have been a fantastic experience for Neil and he couldn’t ask for a more friendly, welcoming, and supportive environment to pursue a JD/MBA.

Andrew Towne

Andrew Towne is from Grand Forks, ND and graduated from Yale University in 2005 with Honors in Political Science. At Yale, Andrew was a national champion lightweight rower and studied abroad at the University of Nairobi as a Boren Scholar. Before enrolling at Penn, he was a CIA analyst, serving in Iraq under Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

At Penn, Andrew is the president of the mountaineering and climbing club, having climbed five of the seven summits.  He captained Penn’s club cross-country team and helped the team win the 2013 national championship in the club half marathon.  Serving on the Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Committee at Wharton, Andrew led a team that identified and codified MBA students’ core values.  He then co-founded the Purpose, Passion, Principles (P3) program to help small groups of students investigate their personal and professional definitions of success while building authentic friendships.  Andrew won Wharton’s Morgenthau Scholarship for his commitment to public service and was elected the winner of both Wharton’s First-Year Leadership Prize and its Class of 2001 Leadership Prize.  At Penn Law, he was named a Friedman Scholar for outstanding academic and professional accomplishments, character and leadership. 

Andrew wants to use the JD/MBA to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors, eventually returning to government service in either North Dakota or Minnesota.  To further this goal, he studied strategy during a summer at BCG Minneapolis, public sector finance during a summer with Goldman Sachs, and the North Dakotan oil-boom during an internship with global energy firm FTSI.  Through independent study at Wharton, he has explored business solutions to the environmental problem of natural gas flaring, and thanks to Penn Law’s legislative clinic, he is thrilled to learning about the political process while interning with Minnesota Senator Klobuchar.