General Counsel

Jacqueline Bausch

Jacqueline F. Bausch is General Counsel, responsible for managing the legal affairs of the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Jacqueline is a mission-driven attorney with extensive nonprofit legal experience. Prior to joining Helmsley in 2022, Jacqueline was general counsel at Urban Pathways, a nonprofit organization providing social services and supportive housing to homeless and at-risk adults in the New York metropolitan area. She previously served for more than 20 years in various legal roles, including acting general counsel, for The New York Public Library, a nonprofit education corporation with four research centers and over 85 branch libraries. Jacqueline worked with the general counsel’s office at The Metropolitan Museum of Art early in her legal career and began practicing law at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where her work as a trusts and estates lawyer included advising private foundations, private operating foundations, and public charities.

Jacqueline graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she served on the New York University Law Review.