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Jill S. Distler


P 410-415-2008
F 410-415-2001


Jill S. Distler is an Associate in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice concentrates on representing management in employment litigation in state and federal court, in arbitration, and before the EEOC and state and local administrative agencies.

Ms. Distler handles employment discrimination claims, including race, sex, age and disability discrimination, as well as harassment, retaliatory discharge, wage and hour, and non-compete/restrictive covenant issues. She also advises management on employment related issues, including achieving compliance with federal, state, and local laws governing the employment relationship.

Prior to working at Jackson Lewis, Ms. Distler was a labor and employment associate at a leading global general interest law firm.

During law school, Ms. Distler was a managing editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. After law school, Ms. Distler clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. From 2003 to 2007, Ms. Distler clerked for the Honorable Benson Everett Legg, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Honors and Recognitions

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Published Works

  • "Ex Parte Communications with Former Employees Under The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct," The Defense Line (April 2003) [Co-Author]

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September 26, 2019

Larry R. Seegull, Jill S. Distler and Judah L. Rosenblatt Author "Maryland’s New Employment Laws Take Effect in October"

September 26, 2019

Larry R. Seegull, Jill S. Distler and Judah L. Rosenblatt author "Maryland’s New Employment Laws Take Effect in October," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 18, 2018

Larry Seegull and Jill Distler Author "Maryland’s Sexual-Harassment Disclosure Law Takes Effect Soon"

September 18, 2018

 Larry Seegull and Jill Distler author "Maryland’s Sexual-Harassment Disclosure Law Takes Effect Soon," published by SHRM. Subscriptions may be required to view article Read More

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September 24, 2019

Get Ready for Maryland’s New Employment Laws Going into Effect October 1

September 24, 2019

New Maryland laws governing the workplace will take effect on October 1, 2019. These laws: Amend the state’s Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) with respect to harassment claims and with respect to the definition of “employee”; Require unpaid leave and provide additional protections for employees serving as organ or bone marrow... Read More

September 12, 2018

Maryland Employers, Are You Ready? New Sexual Harassment Law Takes Effect October 1

September 12, 2018

Maryland’s “Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018” takes effect on October 1, 2018. The Act prohibits certain waivers related to an employee’s future sexual harassment claims and future retaliation claims for making a sexual harassment claim. It also requires employers with at least 50 employees to complete a survey... Read More

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