Professor Jill Gross Cited by Third Circuit

August 16, 2018 Press Release
Professor Jill Gross

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jill Gross, who is a nationally known expert in the field of securities dispute resolution, was recently cited several times by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Reading Health Systems v. Bear Sterns/JP Morgan Securities, LLC. In the case, the Third Circuit panel ruled that J.P. Morgan Securities must arbitrate a Pennsylvania health system’s claims, finding the system did not waive its right to arbitration before Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

The ruling cited Professor Gross’ article “The Customer’s Non-Waivable Right to Choose Arbitration in the Securities Industry” that was previously published in Volume 10 of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law.

“I am so proud to have been cited by the Third Circuit in Reading Health System v Bear Stearns,” said Professor Jill Gross. “Seeing my scholarship have an impact is so rewarding.”

In addition to being Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor Gross teaches courses in the areas of dispute resolution, ethics, securities law and lawyering skills. She was the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law, a two-year rotating endowed Chair, from 2013-2015, Director of the Investor Rights Clinic from 1999-2015, and Director of Legal Skills Programs from 2010-2015. She also has taught at Cornell Law School, UNLV’s Boyd School of Law and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Professor Gross is an author of the preeminent hornbook, Broker-Dealer Law and Regulation (Wolters Kluwer 4th ed. annually updated) (with J. Fanto and N. Poser), has published dozens of book chapters and articles on the negotiation, mediation and arbitration of securities and other commercial disputes, and is a Senior Contributing Editor to the Securities Online Litigation Alert. She has chaired the AALS Section of Dispute Resolution, the Securities ADR Committee of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Practising Law Institute’s annual Securities Arbitration program. She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution, and the National Futures Association, and a member of the Securities Experts Roundtable. She is a former public member of the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, and a current member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women. She has been quoted dozens of times in the national media, and retained as an expert in securities arbitrations, litigations and enforcement proceedings. 

Before entering legal education, Professor Gross was an attorney in the New York City firms of Kaye Scholer LLP, Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Silberberg, and Parcher Hayes & Snyder, representing clients in white collar criminal and securities enforcement proceedings, securities arbitrations, and other commercial litigation. She received an A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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