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Gillian Schroff focuses her practice on commercial and products liability litigation defense, including mass torts, class actions, multidistrict litigation (MDL), and intellectual property disputes. She also has an active appellate practice and has drafted appellate briefings in state court, the Eleventh Circuit, and before the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Gillian has been a member of a number of trial teams and has briefed trial issues including evidentiary objections, medical expert evidence, disease manifestation, and jury concerns. In addition to examining witnesses and giving opening and closing arguments, her experience includes expert witness preparation, drafting dispositive motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, drafting and arguing pretrial motions, drafting motions for directed verdict, drafting jury charges, and facilitating settlement negotiations. Gillian also has experience in post-trial proceedings, having drafted motions on remittitur and additur, and motions for new trial.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Gillian served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.

Gillian is an active member of the Georgia, Washington State, and Florida Bars.


  • R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict in Oregon personal injury lawsuitOn February 19, 2021, after a two-week trial, a jury in Portland, Oregon returned a complete defense verdict on behalf of Jones Day client R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury lawsuit.