Recognized by Chambers USA as “a creative and thoughtful lawyer” who is “smart, very thorough,” and “a go-to for individual representations,” Jillian defends individuals and companies in white collar criminal matters, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation.Her client roster includes corporate executives, portfolio managers and finance professionals, law firms, broker-dealers, real estate firms, and other companies. She also advises companies and boards of directors on securities, regulatory issues, and corporate governance issues.Jillian’s matters have spanned securities and commodities fraud (including insider trading, market manipulation, and accounting fraud), antitrust and price fixing, money laundering, asset forfeiture, restitution, bribery, public corruption, election fraud, legal ethics, cryptocurrency, and cyber fraud, among others.
Before entering private practice, Jillian served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for nine years, where she tried 10 criminal cases, including a high-profile insider trading case, and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Jillian investigated and prosecuted a wide range of federal securities and commodities fraud offenses and coordinated parallel civil enforcement proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other regulatory agencies. She also directed white collar investigations and prosecutions related to insider trading, investment advisor fraud, market manipulation, stock loan fraud, Ponzi schemes, and private placement offerings. Earlier in her career, Jillian practiced complex commercial litigation at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.
A frequent speaker on legal issues, Jillian previously served as a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School. Currently, she is the chair of the program committee for the New York chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association as well as a board member and the membership chair of New York Council of Defense Lawyers. Jillian also serves on the board of directors for the Adams Street Foundation, which funds and implements individualized programming for low-income high school students in downtown Brooklyn to prepare them for college and career success.