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Jill Askren devotes her practice to complex litigation in both state and federal courts, representing clients in individual, class action, and government enforcement matters, as well as commercial business disputes. Jill has worked on matters from the pre-litigation stage through final disposition or resolution. She has experience conducting discovery, researching and drafting a wide variety of motions, including dispositive motions, preparing witnesses for deposition, expert witness preparation, and other aspects of preparing complex cases for trial. Her practice has also included advising clients facing government enforcement actions.

Prior to joining the firm, Jill clerked for judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While clerking with the federal district and appellate courts, she was exposed to complex litigation in many different areas of the law, including class actions, business disputes, mass tort litigation, insurance coverage, and other areas. She drafted bench memoranda concerning civil and criminal issues relating to evidentiary rulings, statutory and contractual interpretation, and related claims.

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