2024 Leadership Summit Speaker

Jessica Alvarez

Acting General Counsel

Hunter College of The City University of New York

Jessica joined Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY) in 2015 and serves as Acting General Counsel. As in-house legal counsel, Jessica provides advice and counsel to the college president and administrators on matters including governance, labor relations, litigation, students’ rights and responsibilities, and faculty tenure and promotion.

Jessica manages the college’s litigation in coordination with the offices of the New York State Attorney General and CUNY’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. As labor designee, she manages instructional-staff labor relations with the Professional Staff Congress union. Jessica also serves as the ethics officer and public-records access officer.

Before joining Hunter College, Alvarez worked as a litigation associate for Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and served as a law clerk for The Honorable Edgardo Ramos of the Southern District of New York. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College and New York University School of Law.