- American lawyer
Jane Lang is an American lawyer, arts philanthropist, and arts education promoter. She has been characterized as a neighborhood activist, the primary force responsible for revitalizing a run-down area of Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of entrepreneur and philanthropist Eugene Lang, and the older sister of actor Stephen Lang.
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. In her legal career, Jane Lang has specialized in employment litigation và housing law. In several ground-breaking cases, Jane Lang has settled class-action lawsuits against employers for sexual harassment, race discrimination, và other similar broad-reaching cases. [ bốn ]
At Sprenger + Lang she has represented plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases, including race discrimination class actions that were settled against the Pillsbury Co. & Northwest Airlines, with consent decrees in 1990 & 1991. She was lead counsel with Paul Sprenger in In re Pepco Employment Litigation [ 5 ] & numerous other cases litigated during the first half of the 1990 s. She was instrumental in negotiating settlements in several of Sprenger + Lang’s cases, including cases against Maytag và Control Data Corp .From 1970 until 1979, she practiced law with the Washington D.C. law firm of Steptoe và Johnson, becoming its first female partner in 1977. From 1979 mập 1981, she served as General Counsel for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. After that, she returned béo her former law firm Steptoe và Johnson until 1986 .After leaving Steptoe và Johnson, she founded her own firm, developing a plaintiffs ‘ practice. In 1989, she và Paul Sprenger joined their firms, becoming Sprenger + Lang. Though now she is ” Of Counsel ” lớn the firm, she remains involved with Sprenger + Lang’s class action lawsuit for age discrimination in the TV Writers ‘ Case .Jane Lang served as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors & President of the Atlas Performing Arts Center, in Washington, D.C. [ 6 ] Lang is currently listed as Founder, Chair Emeritus. [ 7 ] The locally revered but ruined Atlas Theatre in a run-down neighborhood in northeast Washington was renovated và now functions as a multiple-use performing arts center. [ một ] The non-profit arts center has become the namesake institution the area, leading the revitalization of the so-called ” Atlas District ” in Washington. [ tám ] [ 9 ]Jane Lang is a trustee of The Sprenger Lang Foundation, a private family charitable organization based in Washington, D.C. The foundation’s primary purpose is mập tư vấn the arts và arts education. Grants và contributions are made primarily mập producing theaters, musical groups, dance troupes, educational institutions, health care facilities, và other cultural institutions. The Sprenger Lang Foundation solicits mới nhất scripts as part of an annual Nathan Miller History Play Contest. The producing division of the foundation is Tribute Productions, presenting plays & musicals .
Paul Sprenger & Jane Lang were included in Washingtonian magazine’s 2007 danh sách of Washingtonians of the year. [ 10 ]