Jillian Harris represents clients in the areas of government investigations and enforcement matters, white collar crime, and complex civil litigation. Jillian has represented financial services firms, technology companies, and corporate executives in regulatory investigations brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Jillian also has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-trial strategy and assessment, to successfully arguing evidentiary and dispositive motions, as well as jury and bench trials.
In addition to her investigation and litigation work, Jillian maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing clients in federal court on habeas and immigration issues.
Representation of a former CFO of a financial technology company in a SEC investigation of the company’s calculation and reporting of its investor returns (settled with SEC on more favorable terms following Wells Submission).
Representation of a publicly traded company in a FTC consumer protection investigation concerning the company’s lead generation program and telemarketing practices (concluded with consent order formalizing development of a novel prospective compliance program).
Representation of a reinsurance brokerage client in a weeklong trial. Obtained a complete victory for client, achieving the dismissal of tortious interference claim through a motion for nonsuit.
Successfully moved to dismiss state law-based claims bought against a large health care company in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) class action challenging the application of the church plan exemption to the company’s retirement benefit plans.
Obtained the dismissal of a $55 million lawsuit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2013, J.D.
University of Texas at Austin, 2009, Bachelor of Journalism, High Honors
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Awards and Affiliations
Member, University of Texas School of Law Dallas Young Alumni Steering Committee
Associate, The Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
Chief Articles Editor, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal