Education

  • Georgetown University (JD)
  • Boston University (BA)
  • Boston University (BS)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Jill counsels employers and litigates employment disputes on a broad range of labor and employment issues under federal and state law, including wage and hour compliance, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, discrimination and sexual harassment complaints, medical leaves and disability accommodations, trade secret protection and workplace health and safety. With a presence in both the Boston and Washington, DC offices, she regularly assists in-house counsel and human resources professionals across a broad swath of industries in handling complex employment matters, including leaves of absence, independent contractor and employee classification, internal workplace investigations, reasonable accommodations, terminations and reductions in force, employment and separation agreements, employee handbooks and policies, and compliance with state and federal occupational safety regulations.

Prior to joining the firm, Jill was a research assistant at Workplace Flexibility 2010, a nonprofit that supported the development of a comprehensive national policy on workplace flexibility. There, she wrote extensively about state temporary disability and paid family leave laws and contributed to and edited the organization's national policy platform on federal time off programs. During law school, she was a legal intern for the Office of the General Counsel at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, where she assisted with the defense of an employment dispute before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and handled government contracting issues. She was a Summer Associate at Mintz Levin in 2010.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Successfully moved to decertify a conditionally-certified FLSA class on overtime and failure to pay claims on behalf of a regional hospital network.
  • Defended healthcare, construction, retail, life sciences and insurance companies against employee discrimination, harassment and retaliation charges filed with the EEOC and equivalent state agencies, obtaining numerous lack of probable cause findings.
  • Successfully defended against an age discrimination claim brought in the Superior Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on failure to exhaust administrative remedies grounds. The claim, which was brought by a former manager against a regional retailer, was subsequently filed at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and was dismissed on lack of probable cause grounds.
  • Successfully defended against gender and sexual orientation discrimination and constructive discharge claims brought by a male nurse who resigned from a regional hospital network. The claim was brought at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and, after discovery, was dismissed on lack of probable cause grounds.
  • Obtained full denial of preliminary injunction motion against a public medical device company and a number of its employees based on non-competition, non-solicitation and trade secrets claims. 
  • Appealed state agency determination of liability against a national restaurant chain and court granted extraordinary judicial relief of overturning the agency determination and remanding for further review.
  • Represented insurance company, on behalf of national EPLI carrier, in an age and disability discrimination lawsuit.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction against a former employee of a pathology laboratory who resigned to work for a direct competitor.

Representative Counseling Matters

  • Acted as in-house labor and employment attorney for a global IT staffing services company for several months and provided day-to-day personnel advice to Human Resources and Legal on wage and hour compliance,  non-competition and non-solicitation enforcement, discrimination and retaliation complaint investigations, layoffs and reorganizations, and employment policies and procedures.
  • Managed reclassification of employees to non-exempt status at international biotechnology company and counseled managers on timekeeping and overtime regulations.
  • Directed comprehensive internal investigations on behalf of numerous clients, including a national insurance company and a large medical device company, related to employee complaints and whistleblower claims.
  • Conducted trainings on legal compliance and best practices for senior managers and human resources professionals at a range of companies, including a fine dining restaurant and a public life sciences company. 

Recognitions & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Women's Bar Association

*Admitted in Massachusetts only.  Practicing under the supervision and guidance of Members of the Washington, DC office.