The National Law Journal (NLJ) has named Squire Patton Boggs partner and co-leader of the global Labor & Employment Practice Jill S. Kirila to its inaugural Employment Trailblazers 2019 series.
Recognized as a “true agent of change,” Ms. Kirila was selected for creating new products and value for clients. Ms. Kirila and a team of firm lawyers developed a 50-state handbook template that covers every US jurisdiction and the ever-changing policies and regulations – offered on a flat-fee basis and providing cost-savings for clients. Ms. Kirila’s profile also highlighted the #MeToo trainings she has conducted, noting that the implications from #MeToo will continue to resonate in 2019, with increased mandatory harassment trainings by state law.
Ms. Kirila’s practice combines a focus on results with a client-centric approach to serving clients in a broad range of industries, including technology, retail, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services. She has counseled and defended employers against and involving all types of discrimination claims, wage and hour class and collective actions and disputes in federal courts, and executive (including ERISA) benefits and breach of contract claims. A key part of Ms. Kirila’s practice is advising on executive compensation, benefits and contract matters, from structuring the relationship to executing a removal strategy when necessary, and defending or prosecuting resulting claims, including post-termination non-compete and trade secret breaches. Ms. Kirila also regularly advises non-US-based companies on establishing or expanding a presence in the US and ensuring the appropriate employment infrastructure and protections are in place.
In addition to the NLJ recognition, Ms. Kirila is listed in Ohio Super Lawyers, a distinction honoring the top lawyers in the state. She has also appeared in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers in America since 2012.