Jill K. Grant

Associate

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8774
F 212 728 9774
jgrantwillkie.com

Jill K. Grant is an associate in the Litigation Department. Jill represents individuals, private business, and corporations in a variety of complex litigation matters. She has extensive experience defending employers in class action litigation involving anti-discrimination and wage-and-hour laws. She also regularly counsels clients on compliance with employment laws, internal investigations, restrictive covenants and non-competition disputes and litigation avoidance. Drawing on her employment litigation experience, Jill also routinely counsels clients on a breadth of employment issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions.

Jill has an extensive pro bono practice. Her pro bono work has included drafting amicus briefs on behalf of the Innocence Network, asylum matters, and representing domestic violence victims in matrimonial and family law matters. Jill also represents Women In Need, Inc., the largest provider of shelters and transitional housing for homeless families in New York City. In 2011, Jill received inMotion’s Commitment to Justice Award for her representation of a client in a contested divorce.

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Jill K. Grant is an associate in the Litigation Department. Jill represents individuals, private business, and corporations in a variety of complex litigation matters. She has extensive experience defending employers in class action litigation involving anti-discrimination and wage-and-hour laws. She also regularly counsels clients on compliance with employment laws, internal investigations, restrictive covenants and non-competition disputes and litigation avoidance. Drawing on her employment litigation experience, Jill also routinely counsels clients on a breadth of employment issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Jackson v. Bloomberg L.P. (S.D.N.Y.): Represented Bloomberg in a wage-and-hour class action involving over 400 individuals.

  • EEOC v. Bloomberg L.P. (S.D.N.Y): Obtained dismissal of pattern-or-practice pregnancy discrimination claims and individual claims brought by EEOC, obtained favorable Daubert rulings on EEOC expert.

  • Martinez v. Bloomberg L.P., 740 F.3d 211 (2d Cir. 2014): Obtained dismissal of Title VII claims brought by London-based employee based on interpretation of forum selection clause in employment contract. 

  • In re M&F Worldwide Shareholder Litig. (Del.): Represented the members of the special committee of M&F Worldwide Corp. in “going private” litigation. Obtained landmark ruling dismissing shareholder action on grounds that business judgment rule applies to controlling stockholder "going private" transaction, No. 6566-CS (Del. Ch. May 29, 2013). That decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court. Kahn v. M&F Worldwide Corp., No. 334, 2013 (Del. Mar. 14, 2014).

  • Abrams v. Bloomberg L.P. (S.D.N.Y): Obtained dismissal of all age discrimination and FMLA claims on summary judgment.

  • Cleghorne v. City of New York, et al., 2012 NY Slip Op. 06648 (1st Dep’t 2012): Obtained reversal of lower court’s ruling and dismissing all claims based on insufficiency of plaintiffs’ expert evidence. 


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