Nossaman LLP

Jill N. Jaffe


T 415.438.7275
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jill Jaffe's practice focuses on commercial disputes and business litigation. Ms. Jaffe represents clients in complex litigation, corporate liability actions, bankruptcy, and public agency cases. She has experience in both the state and federal court litigation process, including issues regarding electronic discovery.

Ms. Jaffe also represents public utilities and agencies in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission, including rate-setting and rulemaking proceedings.  She regularly provides counsel in administrative proceedings and defends claims based on air quality and water quality regulations.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Ms. Jaffe served as an intern for the California Attorney General's Office.

Ms. Jaffe contributes her comments and insights on court decisions and news impacting regulatory & compliance law to the Nossaman Litigation Advocates blog.

Representative Work

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Represents the FDIC in a variety of commercial litigation matters resulting from recent bank failures; assists in investigations of professional liability claims against officers and directors and outside professionals.

San Francisco County Transportation Authority.  Member of the team serving as general counsel to SFCTA.  Provides advice on procedural and administrative code matters at public agency and committee meetings.  

City of Oakland v. PFRS Represents the City of Oakland in post-trial matters in lawsuit to determine the proper level of pension benefits under closed pension plan.

Multiple Clients.  Represents industry clients in administrative hearings and proceedings before the State Water Resources Control Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District as well as with writ of mandate proceedings in state court.

California Water Association.  Represents the statewide association representing investor-owned public utilities regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission in proceedings relevant to recycled water, water contamination, conservation and other policy matters impacting the delivery of safe, reliable water service at reasonable rates.

Jill N. Jaffe
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J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2012, Order of the Coif, Environmental Law Certificate, Articles Editor and Submissions Coordinator, Ecology Law Quarterly

B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008, Highest Honors and College Honors

Professional Affiliations

Executive Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Litigation Section

Advisory Board Member, Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, Berkeley, CA 

Conference of California Public Utility Counsel

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