Jill Gutierrez
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Jill Gutierrez

Senior Attorney
gutierrez.jill@dorsey.com

Overview

A SKILLED BUSINESS LITIGATOR, JILL EFFICIENTLY RESOLVES HIGH-STAKES LAWSUITS AND APPEALS IN CLIENTS’ FAVOR.

Jill specializes in complex commercial litigation, emphasizing in contract disputes, business torts, and unfair competition. Jill represents clients in federal and state courts as well as domestic and international arbitrations. Jill litigates tenaciously from start to finish, maintaining her focus on her clients’ goals. With an emphasis in appellate litigation, Jill adeptly handles clients’ appeals.

Education & Admissions

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Law (J.D., 2008)

University of California, Berkeley (B.A., High Honors, 2005), Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Experience

Representative Litigation

Business Trial and Litigation

  • Defended corporation and officers in breach of contract and fraud actions in multiple interrelated lawsuits in federal and state court, including five-week jury trial; filed successful motion in limine capping damages at less than one-tenth of those sought by plaintiff.
  • Defended corporation in interrelated actions involving complex fraudulent conveyance claims, including multiple appeals.
  • Obtained summary judgment victory in guarantor action brought on behalf of bank.
  • Defended corporation in breach of contract action; filed motion for summary judgment, prompting plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss action.
  • Obtained numerous victories at the pleadings stage, including demurrers, motions to dismiss, and anti-SLAPP motions.

Appellate Litigation

  • Obtained several appellate victories for clients under anti-SLAPP statute.
  • Obtained appellate victory in unfair competition and antitrust action.
  • Represented appellants in multiple interrelated appeals relating to confirmation of arbitration award.
  • Represented client in fraudulent conveyance action involving multiple interrelated appeals.
  • Represented clients in appeal involving unfair competition statutes.

International Arbitration

  • Represented investors in real estate venture in several interrelated disputes, including international arbitration, lawsuits in multiple state courts, and multiple related appeals.

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Obtained visa for pro bono immigration client pursuant to Violence Against Women Act
  • Represented pro bono immigration client seeking political asylum
  • Represented pro bono client on appeal

Accolades

  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Southern California Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
Jill Gutierrez