Jillian L. McNeil

Jillian L. McNeil

Associate
  • Garden City
  • T: 516-393-8275
  • F: 516-393-8282
  • jmcneil@jaspanllp.com
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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.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Experience

  • Represented real estate development company in a civil RICO conspiracy action in federal district court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, obtaining and defending a verdict for treble damages and attorney’s fees in favor of client. (Hemmerdinger Corp. v. Ruocco, 711 Fed. Appx. 659 (2d Cir. 2017)).
  • Defended multinational company and principal in a case before a federal district court and in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals seeking nearly $1 billion in damages. Successfully obtained summary judgment resulting in a dismissal of claims alleging multiple breaches of fiduciary duty and related intentional torts. (Trikona Advisers, Ltd. v. Chugh, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73391 (D. Conn. 2015)).
  • Successfully prosecuted defamation and malicious prosecution claims through trial in New York County Supreme Court, obtaining verdict for clients who had been arrested as the result of defendant’s false reports to the police.
  • Represented individual accused of sexual harassment and assault in the press in tortious interference and defamation action, resulting in favorable settlement for client.
  • Represented plaintiff in high-profile sexual harassment action, obtaining favorable settlement for client through mediation.
  • Successfully defended environmental testing company in federal false claims action, obtaining complete dismissal of all claims.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Cir.

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Council, Member

NYSBA CLE: Starting a Solo Practice in New York, “How to Build a Sophisticated Litigation Practice Outside the Big Firm,” Presenter, May 19, 2017