Overview

Jill Lowell has years of experience counseling corporate clients on a broad range of employment matters arising under federal and state law, including legal compliance and litigation avoidance. She has also successfully defended clients in state and federal courts and government agencies on claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, FMLA, paid sick leave, failure to accommodate and wage and hour.

Jill regularly works with employers across an array of industries, including law firms, banks, investment firms, restaurants, universities, and manufacturing and processing facilities.

Jill currently serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity Advisory Group and is the co-chair of the subcommittee responsible for tracking and promoting diversity within the firm.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys

Member

Monroe County Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Upstate New York

Super Lawyers

2014-2015

Named, Virginia's Legal Elite

Virginia Business Magazine

Recipient, Award for Commitment to Pro Bono Referral Program

Blue Ridge Legal Services

Books & Book Chapters

  • Littler on Employment Policies & the Employee Handbook, The Littler National Employer Library, Co-author

Speaking Engagements

Handbooks

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 4, 2018

Social Media at Work: How to Use Social Media in the Recruiting, Screening, Hiring and Disciplinary Process

Rochester, NY

February 7, 2017

Complying with the Amended New York Pay Card and Direct Deposit Rules

Rochester, NY

January 6, 2017
Navigating the Complexities of FMLA, ADA and Other Overlapping Leaves of Absence Laws

Fairport, NY

March 15, 2016
Getting it Right: Coping with the Revised Hospitality Wage Order While Avoiding Class Actions

Fairport, NY

October 29, 2015
There’s Something Happening Here (What it is ain’t exactly clear)

Fairport, NY

June 16, 2015

The Employee from Hell

HR Forum - YMCA, Syracuse, NY

May 21, 2015
Annual NY Legal Update: The Top Employment and Labor Issues Affecting New York Employers

Fairport, NY

November 18, 2014
The Impact of Social Media on Employers and Workplace Violence

Fairport, NY

March 5, 2014

Education

  • J.D., Washington and Lee School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., SUNY Binghamton, 2002

Bar Admission

New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia