Blank Rome Welcomes Litigation Associate in Pittsburgh
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Jill Lipman Beck has rejoined the firm’s Pittsburgh office as an associate in the General Litigation group, further bolstering the group’s national presence with the recent additions of associates Triston “Chase” O’Savio in Philadelphia as well as Allen Ho and Saam Takaloo in Los Angeles.
Jill rejoins the firm after running for judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, which hears appeals in civil, criminal, family, juvenile, and orphans’ court cases throughout the state. At Blank Rome, Jill will continue to concentrate her practice on a wide range of general litigation matters, applying her significant experience in litigation and appellate advocacy to advance the interests of her clients.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jill back to Blank Rome’s growing litigation practice,” said Alan M. Freeman, co-chair of the firm’s General Litigation group and partner in the Pittsburgh office. “Jill ran an inspiring judicial campaign, where she was highly recommended by the Allegheny County Bar Association and recommended by the Pennsylvania Bar Association in her first bid for statewide office, and notably received the highest vote totals in 53 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. We are excited for her to bring her passion and dynamic legal experience to our group and clients.”
Prior to joining Blank Rome, Jill was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Christine Donohue of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court where she conducted Pennsylvania, federal, and multistate legal research and drafted majority and minority opinions in all areas of the law addressing issues of first impression, questions of statewide public importance, state and federal constitutional claims, and cases that resulted in a sentence of capital punishment. Prior to this role, Jill also served as a law clerk for Justice Donohue during her term on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Jill began her legal career working as an attorney at KidsVoice, representing abused, neglected, and at-risk children in Allegheny County before magisterial district judges and in Juvenile Court, Orphans’ Court, and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Jill earned her J.D., cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law and her B.A. in Criminal Justice, cum laude, from George Washington University.