Jesse Raben serves as General Counsel of The Common Application in Arlington, Virginia.
As the Common App's first general counsel, Jesse focuses on a wide variety of legal risks including IP, internet privacy, cyber security and technology, contracts, corporate governance, compliance, tax and general business and legal risk management.
Prior to joining the Common App, Jesse was Associate General Counsel with the American Psychological Association, where he had a general corporate practice. In the late 1990s, Jesse founded, owned and operated an internet company. In 1994, he clerked for the Supreme Court of Hawaii and worked pro bono for an environmental watchdog group in Israel, before working as an associate at two large DC law firms.
Jesse was a Fellow in the inaugural Class of 2018 of the ACC NCR Leadership Academy, and is lead chair of the ACC NCR Non-Profit Forum.
He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Tufts University. Jesse is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar and Virginia Bar as Corporate Counsel.