Jill O’Brien focuses on defense of ERISA claims and employment cases. She has extensive experience litigating complex and high-stakes civil matters. She has litigated numerous Ninth Circuit appeals and federal civil-rights cases. She has broad experience arguing before district and appellate courts and has defended multiple jury trials. Before joining Ogletree Deakins, she served as a deputy attorney general for the State of California for seven years. She also previously worked at a large international law firm, litigating trademark, patent, employment, and contract cases, and as a deputy public defender.
Insights by Jillian R. O’Brien
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Maine governor Janet Mills signed into law new data privacy protections for Maine residents. The law, entitled “An Act To Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information,” places new restrictions on Internet service providers (ISPs), effective July 1, 2020.
The Maine legislature has passed a bill imposing the nation’s strictest limitations on broadband providers’ use of consumer data. On May 30, 2019, the Maine State Senate approved the House’s amended version of Legislative Document (LD) 946, entitled “An Act To Protect the Privacy of Online Customer Information,” which now awaits Governor Janet Mills’s signature.
In back-to-back decisions, two federal district court judges have blocked implementation of a Trump administration rule that would exempt more employers from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that employer-sponsored group health plans cover birth control supplies and services as preventive care without cost-sharing.