Jill Halper is an associate at Carey & Associates, PC. She started her career as a litigator where she did a wide array of plaintiff’s work and handled cases from inception through trial. She then took a position as an in-house commercial litigator where she broadened her practice to include contract, transactional and labor and employment matters. She particularly enjoyed working on employment related matters for the company.
After taking some time off to raise her family, Jill was ready and excited to re-enter the work force. Given she had 5 teenagers at the time, she was hoping to have some flexibility in her work schedule but found it impossible to find a position at a law firm that afforded her that opportunity. As a result, she made the career transition to recruiting and was a successful high-end attorney recruiter for many years. As a recruiter in this very profession, she had the opportunity to help people navigate and forge their careers in a way that worked best for them and to see them land at firms that fit their wish list. She particularly enjoyed the negotiation aspect of this work that yielded the most favorable outcomes for her clients and candidates. This got her thinking that perhaps she could do the same for herself.
Jill wanted to practice law again, wanted some flexibility and autonomy in her schedule and work load and was particularly interested in employment matters in light of her past experience and the recent explosion of “me-too” work and the current climate of discrimination and harassment matters in the workplace. She was silently passionate about such unlawful misconduct, having three college age daughters on the cusp of entering corporate America, but was hoping for a way to make a difference and fight back on these types of grievances. So, it was most fortunate that she was introduced to Mark Carey through one of the other associates in his office with whom she has been long-time friends. As Jill has said repeatedly, meeting Mark and joining his firm was truly hitting the proverbial jackpot, as she could return to work as an accomplished attorney and litigator, practice a type of work that she has become passionate about, and have the elusive and enviable work life balance.
Having this balance means that Jill can be there for her large blended family of five children, and husband David, while still practicing law at the highest level and giving her client’s her full attention and care. Jill is an effective and strong attorney, who despite her 10 years plus litigation background, strives to see her clients successfully resolve their matters out of court and in the most stress-free, economical and efficient way possible.
University of Pennsylvania, 1988, Communications
American University Law School, 1991
Eastern District of New York
Southern District of New York
Jill loves to travel, explore floral design, creative writing, and visit her kids at college.
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