Jaclyn M. Setili

Jaclyn M. Setili



  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 2011, J.D., Co-Director, McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition; Recipient, Pro-Bono Pledge Award; Semi-Finalist, McBaine Honors Moot Court Competition; Participant, National Moot Court Competition; Teaching Assistant, Legal Research & Writing and Written & Oral Advocacy; Executive Coordinator, Berkeley High Student Court
  • University of Michigan, 2007, B.A., Highest Honors, English and Psychology, James B. Angell Scholar; Education Abroad, John Cabot University, Rome

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

Jaclyn joined the firm in 2012 and is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group. Jaclyn has experience in numerous types of product liability litigation, but the majority of her practice focuses on complex litigation for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, including federal multi-district litigation and state coordinated proceedings. She has also assisted with pharmaceutical litigation matters in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Jaclyn has experience in general aspects of litigation, including written and oral discovery, working with expert witnesses, and pre-trial motion practice.

In addition, Jaclyn is very active in the firm's pro bono program, and has worked on an environmental/land case involving California's Subdivision Map Act, as well as several cases involving § 1983 civil rights claims. She is currently representing a federal prison inmate in connection with the Clemency Project, and she is working with the Support Center for Child Advocates to represent children in the Philadelphia foster care system.

Employment History

  • 2012 - Reed Smith
  • 2010 - Reed Smith, Summer Associate
  • 2010 - Research Assistant for Professor Eleanor Smith, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2009 - San Francisco Public Defender’s Office – Intern