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.
- Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D. magna cum laude 2016; Public Interest Law Certificate; Form & Style Editor, Environmental Law); University of Puget Sound (B.S. in Economics 2013, with a minor in Mathematics; B.A. in Foreign Language and International Affairs 2013, with a minor in Latin American Studies; Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar; National Merit Scholar)
- Georgia, Washington, Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
- Law Clerk, Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon (2014–2016)
- Law Clerk to: Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2018-2019) and Senior Judge Edward F. Shea, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington (2016-2017); Extern to Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2015)