Jillian L. McNeil has extensive experience representing clients in all phases of litigation, trials, arbitrations and appeals. She focuses her practice on complex commercial cases before federal and state courts, including matters involving contract disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information, tortious interference with contractual relations, unfair trade practices, abuse of process, malicious prosecution, and defamation. Jillian has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits alleging harassment and retaliation, civil rights violations, and claims under the False Claims Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, Trafficking Victims Protection Act, and Dodd Frank Act.
Prior to joining Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Jillian was an attorney at a boutique litigation firm located in Manhattan. While attending the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, she was a student editor of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal, and participated in Cardozo’s Advanced Housing Rights Litigation Clinic, representing and advocating for New York City tenants in housing court.
“Litigating While Expecting (Part II): The Return,” Above the Law, (Feb. 22, 2019)
“Litigating While Expecting,” Above the Law, (July 6, 2018)
“In Defense of Paper,” Above the Law, (June 15, 2018)
“Don’t Judge Your Adversary by His Cover,” Above the Law, (May 25, 2018)
“Think Long-Term When Hiring Law Students,” Above the Law, (April 27, 2018)
“Take the Extra Step to Help Your Clients,” Above the Law, (Dec. 8, 2017)
“Create a Workspace That Is Not Only Practical, But Enjoyable,” Above the Law, September 29, 2017
“Story Matters. Don’t Lose the Narrative in the Details,” Above the Law, July 14, 2017
“Courts Are Local by Nature: Prepare Yourself for Each Court’s Differing Practices and Culture,” Above the Law, (May 5, 2017)
“Work with Other Professionals You Trust to Better Serve Your Clients,” Above the Law, (Jan. 13, 2017)
“When the Court Asks a Question, Answer It,” Above the Law, (Sept. 2, 2016)
“A Law Firm Should Hire Apprentices, Not Interns,” Above the Law, July 8, 2016
“Even When on Trial, the Preparation Is Not Over,” Above the Law, (April 1, 2016)
NYSBA CLE: Starting a Solo Practice in New York, “How to Build a Sophisticated Litigation Practice Outside the Big Firm,” Presenter, May 19, 2017