Jane Freedman has been a corporate and business lawyer for a long while. After spending more than seven years as outside counsel at large Boston law firms, she moved in-house – in search of a different perspective and, truth be told, a better work-life balance. At Raytheon (5 years) and then One Beacon (7 years), Jane honed her corporate legal skills and business acumen to oversee major business deals, board issues, SEC matters, contracts and more. Today, Jane helps companies of all sizes understand and navigate legal matters so that they can make intelligent (and profitable) business decisions, and reduce their overall risk and liability.
Aside from her paying gigs, Jane spends time serving on the Board of Trustees of Emma Willard School (and on its Executive Committee). She also serves as counsel to Small Army for a Cause, which runs the annual Be Bold Be Bald! fundraiser. She is a past board member of Facing Cancer Together, Casa Myrna, and the French American Chamber of Commerce.
She is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences as well as a judge of various competitions including the American Bar Association Client Counseling and Mock Trial Competitions and MassChallenge. She is also a lecturer in Eastern Europe on U.S. corporate law for the School of American Law of Chicago-Kent Law School.
She is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the Wellesley Lawyer’s Network, and The Boston Club, to name a few. She is a co-founder of The Newton Network, a network of professional women in Newton, MA. She is a member in good standing of the New York State and Massachusetts bars. In 2017, 2016 and 2015, she was voted a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and in 2017, she was selected as a member of Top Women in the Law. Also in 2016, Jane received the Leaders in the Law award from Lawyers Weekly.
Jane Freedman Law, LLC is a certified Women-Owned Business as designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office.
Jane attended Wellesley College (cum laude 1990) and Suffolk University Law School (Dean’s List, cum laude 1994). She attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland for one year and is fluent in French.
When Jane is not working, she spends her time running, playing tennis, skiing, traveling and hanging out with her husband, Jeff, and two super-cute kids (Julia and Josh) and their crazy golden retriever, Jasmine.
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