Jan Constantine

Jan Constantine joined MasterVoices as a singing member in 2016. From her first concert at Carnegie Hall (Babes in Toyland), she was hooked. She is currently serving her second term as a member of the Singer’s Council and is looking forward to serving on the MasterVoices Board to further the organization’s mission. Jan received her B.A. at Smith College and her J.D. at George Washington University’s National Law Center. Jan is currently a partner at Constantine Cannon, a law firm specializing in antitrust and whistleblower lawsuits. From 2005-2016 Jan served as General Counsel of the Authors Guild, a nonprofit organization representing some 10,000 published authors and freelancers. She has over 45 years of legal experience with specific expertise in intellectual property, publishing, trade regulation and employment law having previously worked at News Corporation as Executive Vice President and Macmillan, Inc. as Deputy General Counsel. Jan also worked for the government at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. and New York, and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the Eastern District of New York. Singing has always been Jan’s passion, from acapella groups in college, to City Bar Chorus (since 2001), community theatre musicals, synagogue choir and MasterVoices. Her two worlds collided when she performed in MV’s last pre-pandemic concert in Nov. 2019, Gershwin’s Let’ em Eat Cake, in the role of a Supreme Court Justice, lace collar and all. Jan has taught courses at George Washington University’s National Law Center, Baruch College and NYU’s Publishing Program. She joined the Board of the Feminist Press, a small nonprofit publisher, several decades ago and is currently its Co-Vice Chairman. Jan lives in New York City and Chatham, New York and her pride and joys are her two grandchildren, Jesse and Norah. She also has three children, Isaac, Sarah and Liz. 

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