Cozen O’Connor: Mandell, Jill L.

Jill L. Mandell

Of Counsel

New York

(212) 883-4953

(866) 782-9441

Jill focuses her practice on appellate work, contract law, land use and zoning litigation, corporate dissolution, and city contracting and procurement.

Jill left high school after the 11th grade to earn her undergraduate degree from Simon's Rock of Bard College and then earned a master's degree from Columbia University Teachers College. She earned her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was a staff member of the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal and was competitively selected to participate in the Criminal Appeals Clinic.

Her pro bono work has included contract negotiation and dispute resolution on behalf of artists and appellate representation on behalf of Lawyers for Children.



Seventh Circuit Deals a Blow to Defense Reliance on Wal-Mart v. Dukes [Class Action Defense Review Blog]

April 12, 2012

One of the pro-defense takeaways from the Supreme Court’s 2011 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes decision was that the presence of a company-wide policy delegating employment decisions to the discretion of local managers meant the absence of a common issue justifying class treatment under Rule...

Removability of Mass Actions Under CAFA: Seventh Circuit Falls "Just Short" of Providing Clear Guidance [Class Action Defense Review Blog]

February 04, 2011

A recent Seventh Circuit decision, in addressing the extent to which a state court’s proposal to conduct a joint trial of related actions may create a removable “mass action” under the Class Action Fairness Act, has succeeded mainly in creating a blurry distinction between a...

Transfer Denied - MDL Panel Urges "Cooperation" [Class Action Defense Review Blog]

July 23, 2010

General Mills is facing four class action suits filed against it in the district courts of California, Florida, New Jersey and Ohio. On June 8, 2010, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation denied General Mills’ motion to centralize the litigation. In re General Mills, Inc. Yoplus...


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 1998
  • Columbia University, M.A., 1992
  • Simon's Rock College of Bard, B.A., 1988
  • Connecticut
  • New York