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Jillian Berman

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Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters
New York

Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters. Advises nonprofits, small businesses and entrepreneurs in transactional, corporate and financial matters.

As Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters, Jillian works with lawyers across the firm to advise nonprofits, small businesses and entrepreneurs in a wide range of transactional, corporate and financial matters. Jillian also focuses on communication and outreach, with the goal of creating opportunities for attorneys to take on meaningful pro bono work that aligns with their interests and hones their legal and professional skills.

Jillian began her career as a corporate associate at Davis Polk, and then spent over 20 years in the financial services industry, holding senior positions in legal, compliance and risk management at multiple firms. In 2020 she pivoted to nonprofit work, representing nonprofits at a boutique law firm before rejoining Davis Polk. Jillian serves on the board of nonprofit Service Providers for Older People (SPOP) and assists in an English to Speakers of Other Languages class for adult learners at CUNY.

Education
J.D., Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
  • cum laude
B.A., Political Science, Yale University
  • magna cum laude
Professional history
  • Pro Bono Attorney for Corporate & Transactional Matters, Davis Polk, 2021-present
  • Deborah Buyer Law, 2020-2021
  • Wells Fargo, 2016-2020
  • JPMorgan Chase, 2012-2016
  • Morgan Stanley, 2000-2006 and 2010-2012
  • Park Avenue Bank, 2009-2010
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 1998-2000
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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