Jane serves a number of prestigious clients - colleges and universities, leading human services providers, an acting studio and a dance company.

Before joining Bond, she served as Deputy General Counsel, Interim General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs at The City University of New York (CUNY).

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  • An Interview with Jane Sovern, Higher Education, Legally Bond Podcast, October 16, 2023
  • Panelist, What Keeps a College President Up at Night, Legal Issues in Higher Education, Manhattanville College School of Education 3rd Annual Legal Issues Symposium, February 21, 2020
  • Panelist, Sexual Assault on Campus, American Bar Association National Conference, August 12, 2017 (televised on C-SPAN)
  • Playing with FIRE: Micro-aggressions and Trigger Warnings, Annual Conference of NACUA, June 2017
  • Higher Education Law, Practising Law Institute, May 2015

  • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
    • President, 2023-Present
    • Board Member, 2019-2023
  • CUNY School of Law Foundation, Board Member, 2020-2023
  • Education and the Law Committee, New York City Bar Association, Member, 2016-2019
  • New York State Governor’s Commission on Higher Education, Staff Member, 2007-2008