Jocelyn Sher

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8106
F 212 728 9106
jsherwillkie.com

Jocelyn Sher is a partner in the Litigation Department. Jocelyn has tried multiple cases to verdict, including both jury and bench trials. Her practice focuses on the representation of entities in all aspects of the insurance industry, as well as both companies and individuals in white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.

Most recently, Jocelyn defended a former currency trader in a three week jury trial in the Southern District of New York on a charge of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids in the global FX market.

Jocelyn’s other trial experience includes the successful defense of national insurance brokers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in precedent-setting cases involving the concept of “special relationship.”

Jocelyn also maintains an active pro bono practice and is a junior advisory board member for Her Justice, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to women in need. In 2019, Jocelyn was awarded the Future Leader – Gender Diversity award by Chambers for her commitment to gender diversity and inclusion. Jocelyn plays an active role in Willkie Farr’s Professional Personnel Committee and mentoring programs.

Jocelyn Sher is a partner in the Litigation Department. Jocelyn has tried multiple cases to verdict, including both jury and bench trials. Her practice focuses on the representation of entities in all aspects of the insurance industry, as well as both companies and individuals in white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.

Most recently, Jocelyn defended a former currency trader in a three week jury trial in the Southern District of New York on a charge of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids in the global FX market.

Jocelyn’s other trial experience includes the successful defense of national insurance brokers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California in precedent-setting cases involving the concept of “special relationship.”

Jocelyn also maintains an active pro bono practice and is a junior advisory board member for Her Justice, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to women in need. In 2019, Jocelyn was awarded the Future Leader – Gender Diversity award by Chambers for her commitment to gender diversity and inclusion. Jocelyn plays an active role in Willkie Farr’s Professional Personnel Committee and mentoring programs.

Selected Significant Matters

Jocelyn Sher is an associate in the Litigation Department. Jocelyn has tried multiple cases to verdict, including both jury and bench trials. Her practice focuses on the representation of entities in all aspects of the insurance industry, as well as both companies and individuals in white collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.

Insurance Litigation:

Successful defense of national insurance brokers in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California in precedent-setting cases involving the concept of “special relationship.”

Successful defense of $50 million professional negligence claim against insurance broker in federal court in Florida, which included collection of attorneys’ fees from plaintiff.

White collar criminal defense:

Representation of a former currency trader in a three week jury trial in the Southern District of New York on a charge of conspiring to fix prices and rig bids in the global FX market.

Pro bono:

Jocelyn is a junior advisory board member for Her Justice, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to women in need. Jocelyn was awarded the 2017 Commitment to Justice Award for her representation of one of Willkie’s Her Justice clients.