Jeanne Ardan received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Fordham University and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law, where she was Articles and Notes Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. Following her graduation, Ms. Ardan became a member of the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut bars. She began her legal career at Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, L.L.P., a boutique litigation firm, where she specialized in environmental insurance coverage defense matters. She then joined the litigation group at Banks Gruen Shapiro & Gettinger, LLP (now Shapiro, Gettinger, Waldinger & Monteleone, LLP) and primarily handled medical malpractice defense cases.
Ms. Ardan began her career in legal recruiting as Director of Placement and Business Development at the Kelly Law Registry. She served for three years in this role before returning to alma mater St. John’s University School of Law in August, 2002. As the Associate Dean for Career Development and Externships, Ms. Ardan counsels students and fellow alumni, plans career-related programs and events, conducts employer outreach, and supervises the staff and daily operations of the Office. She also teaches the Professional Development class to entering students and oversees all aspects of the Externship Program, including managing the activities of the other externship adjunct faculty members.