Jane Son is currently a director in the Banking Legal team at Barclays in New York. She started with Barclays in the same team in Hong Kong in 2010 and was relocated to the New York office in 2013. Prior to joining Barclays in Hong Kong, Jane was a senior associate with the law firm of Clifford Chance LLP in London and Tokyo where she practiced as a capital markets lawyer. Jane started her legal career in Toronto with the law firm of Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose).
Jane is passionate about all things diversity & inclusion (D&I), philanthropy, citizenship and social impact. She is the chair of the D&I Committee for Legal in the Americas and of Barclays Law Firm Panel D&I Consortium in the Americas. She is also a member of Barclays Global Legal D&I Council. In addition to the D&I activities within legal, Jane is the co-COO for Barclays’ Asian Professionals Forum in the Americas. She is a part of the Client and External Engagement Committee of the Women’s Initiative Network in the Americas and an active member of the Mental Health and Awareness Group of Reach, Barclays’ employee disability network. As a passionate advocate for mental health and well-being, Jane is a Barclays Global Be Well Ally, a member of the Legal Wellbeing Steering Group and the US representative for the Legal Covid-19 Mental Health Task Force. She is also a board member of the Made of Millions Foundation – a global advocacy nonprofit on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health. In 2016, Jane was Barclays Woman of the Year and the recipient of the Barclays General Counsel Award that same year.
Jane received a B.A. Hons. Sociology from Western University (London, Ontario) in 1998 and a Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s University Faculty of Law (Kingston, Ontario) in 2001.