Jill started her mediation career in 2010 while litigating at Irell & Manella. She was asked to be part of the firm’s Alternative Dispute Center where she was selected as a co-arbitrator, mediator, co-mediator, and special master on complex matters. Prior to that, she was a civil litigator handling all types of matters in state and federal courts.
Since joining Judicate West in 2014, with her combined experience, Jill has mediated over 1,500 cases including wrongful death, employment, insurance coverage, intellectual property, business, environmental, employment, consumer class action, antitrust, banking, and securities, from single plaintiff to class actions involving hundreds of parties many times on a national and global level.
Jill’s depth of experience, intelligence, and impressive skills are just a few reasons why she has earned a coveted spot on many law firms’ list of ‘go to’ mediators. Thoroughly prepared for every matter, she also has a unique, pragmatic style and is known for creating out-of-the-box strategies to resolve cases where the parties never thought the settlement was possible. An East Coast native, she is known for her straightforward, no-nonsense demeanor, relentless work ethic, and a “velvet hammer” touch.