Jill Schultz

Jill Schultz




Jill has over twenty-five years of experience handling a variety of civil litigation matters.  She has successfully litigated cases involving labor and employment, breach of contract, fraud, products liability, torts, and the False Claims Act.  Jill currently focuses her practice on labor and employment law and regularly represents clients in Federal and State courts, the State Division of Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Jill represents clients in a variety of employment areas, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and retaliation.  She counsels employers on matters such as hiring, termination, discipline, severance, covenants not to compete, employee handbooks, and wage and hour compliance.  Jill provides employee and supervisor training on various employment matters, including sexual harassment, Title VII, Title IX, FMLA, FLSA, ADEA, ADA, USERRA, WARN Act, and New York employment statutes.

Jill is an experienced mediator and regularly mediates and settles cases in both federal and state courts.  The United States District Court for the Western District of New York selected Jill as a Certified Federal Court Mediator in 2012.

Jill is a Past President of the Monroe County Bar Association (2006 – 2007).  She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, a fellow of the New York Bar Foundation, a member of the Monroe County Bar Association, The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, a past member of the board of directors of the Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Association, and a past officer of the Legal Aid Society.

Jill has been recognized as an outstanding lawyer by New York Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2007.

She is a member of the Leadership Rochester Class of 1999 and received the Rochester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2000.

Jill previously was a capital partner in Nixon Peabody’s labor and employment group, and chaired the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

Jill received her J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University in 1987, and her B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1984 (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, History Honors).  She is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut, the Western and Northern Districts of New York, the District of Connecticut, the Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuit, and before the United States Supreme Court.

Selected Reported Cases:

  • United States ex rel. Davern v. Hoovestol, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151589 (W.D.N.Y. 2015)
  • Matthews v. Corning Inc., 77 F. Supp. 3d 275 (W.D.N.Y. 2014)
  • Matthews v. Corning Inc., 737 F. Supp. 2d 133 (W.D.N.Y. 2010)
  • Abeln v. Ultralife Batteries, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27126 (W.D.N.Y. 2009)
  • Mudholkar v. Univ. of Rochester, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69502, aff’d, 261 Fed Appx 320, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 1405 (2d Cir. Jan. 25, 2008), cert. denied, 2008 U.S. LEXIS 4554 (U.S. June 2, 2008), aff’d, 2010 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 7021 (4th Dep’t 2010)
  • Crawford-Mulley v. Corning, Inc., 77 F. Supp. 2d 366 (W.D.N.Y. 1999), aff’d, 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 739 (2d Cir. Jan. 17, 2003)
  • Class Five Nev. Claimants v. Dow Corning Corp. (In re Dow Corning Corp.), 280 F.3d 648 (6th Cir. 2002), cert. denied, 2002 U.S. LEXIS 5534 (U.S. Oct. 7, 2002)
  • Cavallaro v. Corning, Inc., 93 F. Supp. 2d 334 (W.D.N.Y. 2000)
  • Maney v. Corning, Inc., 547 F. Supp. 2d 221 (W.D.N.Y. 2007)