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Jane Sovern

The City University of New York
Deputy General Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Jane Sovern is Deputy General Counsel of The City University of New York. In this position, she assists the General Counsel in providing legal advice to the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor and the University and supervising a legal department of 20 lawyers.  She co-leads the University’s Title IX Working Group that coordinates University prevention and response to sexual misconduct.  She served as staff in 2007-8 to the New York State Governor’s Commission on Higher Education.   Ms. Sovern was previously associated with the law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Meister Leventhal & Slade.  Prior to law school, she worked as Assistant Director of Career Counseling at Bates College.   She received an A.B. with Honors from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. 

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