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Biography

As a former federal law clerk for 14 years in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York where she oversaw both consumer and commercial bankruptcy filings, Jill is driven to help individuals and businesses achieve ideal outcomes in difficult situations. Jill joined Frost Brown Todd in 2022 as a litigator and member of its appellate practice group to leverage her understanding of the judicial decision-making process to maximize favorable results for her clients. Her background is diverse and includes both public and private sector experience. In addition to her service within the federal judiciary, Jill has acted as counsel to a chapter 7 trustee, in-house counsel to a not-for-profit health maintenance organization, and as counsel to a national law firm specializing in housing and community development law where she focused on real estate and Fair Housing Act litigation.

Originally from New York, Jill is licensed in both Tennessee and New York. Jill is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and serves on the leadership of ABI’s Legislation Committee.

Other Info About Jill

Education

Law School

Albany Law School, J.D., 2001

2000-2001 Moot Court Board, Chairperson of the Donna Jo Morse Client Counseling and Negotiation Competitions

Undergraduate School

Saint Michael’s College, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude

Clerkships

Jill served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York, Utica Division, Honorable Diane Davis, Chief Judge, 2010–2021

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York, Albany Division, Honorable Robert E. Littlefield, Jr., 2003–2006

Bar Memberships

Jill is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Tennessee, 2021

New York, 2002

Courts

Jill is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Tennessee

United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute – Legislation Committee, Member Relations Director, 2021; Education Director, 2022

American Bar Association

Nashville Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Major Publications

Jill is an author or contributor to the following publications:

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Nov. 2021, Legislative Update: Legislation Aims to Provide Greater Safeguards for Personal Information of Federal Judges