Jill E. Alward
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Jill E. Alward is a member of Blank Rome’s consumer financial services team and works on a variety of consumer finance litigation matters, including disputes under TILA, RESPA, FCRA, ECOA and FDCPA, state law UDAP claims, and a variety of common law claims.
Ms. Alward has extensive experience in complex class actions, including motion practice in state and federal courts, depositions, settlement conferences, and fairness hearings pursuant to the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”). She also has experience in complex legal malpractice actions, labor and employment matters, and individual civil actions.
While in law school, Ms. Alward was the editor in chief of the Health Law Journal and served as a criminal law extern at the U.S. Attorneys’ office in Bridgeport, Connecticut. After graduating from law school, Ms. Alward served as an appellate law clerk in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, where she drafted U.S. and Nevada Supreme Court appellate briefs.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS
Ms. Alward is a volunteer and chief wish coordinator for the Marty Lyons Foundation, an organization that fulfills the special wishes and requests of children between the ages of three and seventeen years old who have been diagnosed as having a terminal or life threatening illness.