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Jane Sherburne

Board Chair

Principal, Sherburne PLLCĀ 

Jane Sherburne is Principal of Sherburne PLLC, a legal consulting firm providing strategic advice in crisis environments and in connection with regulatory policy developments. Over the past 14 years, Ms. Sherburne has served as General Counsel to financial institutions (BNY Mellon, Wachovia and Citi Global Consumer Group), managing large legal departments and acting as the primary legal and government relations advisor to Boards and Senior Management.

Jane practiced law as a litigation partner at the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, joining the firm in 1984. Her practice focused on representing clients in matters requiring crisis management, including media relations and matters involving Congressional investigations and internal government and corporate investigations. Ms. Sherburne interrupted her private law practice from 1994 to 1997 to serve as Special Counsel to the President in the Clinton White House, managing the response to ethics investigations of the President and Mrs. Clinton by Congress and the Independent Counsel.

She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Teledyne Technologies, Inc. and HSBC North America Holdings. She is a member of the Committee for Economic Development and Co-Chair of its Money & Politics Subcommittee, and a Member of the American Law Institute. Ms. Sherburne also serves on the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States, to which she was appointed by President Obama in July 2010. She is also a member of the Perella Weinberg Partners Advisory Board.

She received her B.A. and M.S.W. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.