Stephen J. Friedman

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Stephen J. Friedman (born March 19, 1938), former commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, is the current president of Pace University.[1][2] Prior to that, Friedman has served as dean of the Pace Law School,[3] and senior partner and co-chairman of Debevoise & Plimpton. On February 1, 2017, Friedman urged New York to increase student financial aid to both public and private universities.[4]

In 1959, Friedman earned an AB from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.[5] In 1962, he earned a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and a recipient of the Sears Prize. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court.[6]


  1. ^ Shustack, Mary (February 1, 2016). "Second-Act Success". WAG Magazine. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Pace University President Stepping Down In 2017". Westchester Magazine. January 28, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ People to Watch in Higher Education: Stephen J. Friedman, Crain's New York Business. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Friedman, Stephen J. (February 1, 2017). "Private colleges need state help too: A local university president urges Gov. Cuomo to help students at more schools". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ Profile of Stephen J. Friedman, Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Stern, Seth (January 1, 2011). "Marshaling Brennan". Harvard Law Today. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 

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