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Hon. Stephen J. Friedman

Pace University
New York, NY, USA

Stephen J. Friedman became the seventh president of Pace University on June 4, 2007. He served for three years as dean of Pace University School of Law prior to being named president by the Pace University Board of Trustees.

Friedman is a former senior partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLC, commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury, executive vice president and general counsel at The Equitable Companies Incorporated and the E.F. Hutton Group Inc., and U.S. Supreme Court law clerk.

Friedman is chairman emeritus of the American Ballet Theatre. He serves as a trustee of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities, The New York Downtown Hospital, the Practising Law Institute, and as a member-at-large of the Executive Board of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Stock Exchange Regulations, Inc., the Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc., the Westchester County Association, and Project Rebirth.   

Friedman received his AB magna cum laude in 1959 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and his JD magna cum laude in 1962 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of Harvard Law Review and a recipient of the Sears Prize.


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