Jill Battilega Rowe

Partner

Jill Rowe has experience representing companies in a variety of industries, including nationally recognized real estate brokerage and investment firms, a leading pharmaceutical distributor, award-winning wineries, and the country's largest petroleum pipeline owner. Always well prepared, Jill resolves disputes from a position of strength and is driven by a commitment to finding creative and cost-effective solutions to all of her clients' legal challenges. She previously worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 100 company, where she handled mergers and acquisitions, employment, and general corporate matters.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Achieved full exoneration of commercial real estate broker clients accused of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty. After a four-day arbitration hearing, the arbitrator awarded the clients a reimbursement of their attorney's fees and costs (2019)
  • Won defense judgement, after court trial, in favor of restaurant accused of breach of contract and interference with economic advantage (2019)
  • Favorably resolved lawsuit that accused attorneys of breaching their fiduciary duties (2019)
  • Convinced trial court to dismiss breach of contract and negligence claims against pipeline owner, and successfully defended the dismissal on appeal (2018)
  • Attained a complete defense award in favor of a telecommunications client accused of violating telecommunications and privacy laws (2018)
  • Obtained full recovery of all amounts due to financial institutions following borrower's breach of factoring agreement (2018)
  • Won defense judgement in favor of real estate private equity firm sued for interference with contract (2017)
  • Won quiet title action and $1 million judgment in favor of defrauded commercial real estate owner (2017)
  • Won motion to dismiss litigation against a real estate broker client accused of fraud and breach of contract in commercial leasing transaction (2016)
  • Obtained complete dismissal of shareholder lawsuit against public company client accused of inadequate shareholder distributions
  • Obtained prompt and favorable settlement of unlawful detainer lawsuit on behalf of commercial landlord whose Silicon Valley tenant had engaged in unlawful subletting (2015)
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit on behalf of technology client sued by former partner for alleged breach of separation contract (2015)
  • Won arbitration of breach of contract claim on behalf of real estate broker, including full recovery of all damages and attorneys' fees (2014)
  • Won bench trial and defended client's assets against claim of putative marriage by former girlfriend (2014)
  • Won complete defense judgment for bulk liquids terminal accused of environmental contamination (2014)
  • Obtained large recovery for pension fund client on securities lending claim against national bank (2013)
  • Obtained large settlement for investor against securities brokerage firm (2013)
  • Won complete dismissal of fraud claim against real estate broker after having plaintiff declared a vexatious litigant in both state and federal courts, and successfully defended the dismissal in both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court (2012)
  • Obtained complete dismissal and recovery of attorneys' fees on behalf of real estate owner sued for fraud in connection with the sale of commercial property (2011)
  • Prevailed in federal court following successful motion to dismiss in case alleging breach of contract in connection with commercial property mortgage brokerage (2011)
  • Won judgment in favor of employer accused of sexual harassment and discrimination (2010)
  • Won complete defense award for client accused of real estate fraud following seven-day arbitration (2009)
  • Obtained favorable settlement in trademark infringement case on behalf of award-winning winery (2008)
  • Obtained multi-million-dollar settlement for national distributor on breach of contract claim (2007)

Insights

Credentials
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Education

  • J.D. with honors University of Washington School of Law 1998
  • B.A. Political Science summa cum laude University of San Diego 1990

Bar Admissions

  • California

Recognition
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  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers, California, 2014 - 2020
  • Volunteer Legal Services Program, Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award, Housing Negotiation Project

Community
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Pro Bono

  • Represented San Francisco tenants facing eviction

Volunteerism

  • Trustee, San Francisco Law Library
  • Commissioner and past president, San Francisco Elections Commission