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Jill is the global vice chair of Reed Smith’s Labor & Employment Group. Jill has been assisting clients with their significant labor and employment matters for more than 20 years. She has a broad practice, representing corporate clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies. Her experience includes matters under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the False Claims Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and various state and local discrimination and employment laws.


  • Notre Dame Law School, 1996, J.D., cum laude, Executive Editor, Journal of College and University Law
  • Amherst College, 1993, B.A.

  • Illinois

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court - District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, Member
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

  • Spanish

Awards & Recognition

  • Labor and Employment, Legal 500 – 2016, 2018

Notable Quotes

  • 13 August 2020 “Top Employer Questions About Weed and the Workplace” Society for Human Resource Management
  • 26 June 2020 “What to Do If an Employee Is Arrested During a Protest” Society for Human Resource Management
  • 21 January 2020 “Workplace Drug Testing: What to Do When Employees Fail” Society for Human Resource Management 
  • 14 May 2019 "#MeToo Raises Stakes On Efforts To Root Out Wage Gaps" Law360
  • 20 September 2018 "How Has High-Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Ruled on Workplace Issues?" Society for Human Resource Management
  • 18 April 2018 “The Rise of Retaliation Rates” Human Resources Executive