Returning to private practice after her recent tenure at Apple Inc. as a corporate insurance attorney, Jillian Raines brings unique experience and know-how to Cohen Ziffer policyholder clients. Supporting Apple’s Risk Management Department, she advised on insurance policy language and claims navigation across the company’s portfolio of coverage and supported various business units on risk management and mitigation strategies, including through drafting and negotiating insurance and indemnification terms in numerous commercial agreements, such as leases, services and supplier agreements for the health, retail and production areas.
Jill also collaborated with Apple Risk Management, Litigation, and business teams across the company as well as external partners to provide all manner of insurance coverage advice, from evaluating potential sources of coverage and assessing viability of insurance claims under various policy types, to mediating with insurer-appointed defense counsel and helping to steward the business through the claims lifecycle. Additionally, Jill’s counsel included various insurance regulatory matters, including coordination of insurance licensing and product filings, liaising with regulators, overseeing external counsel, as well as negotiating and drafting policies, terms and conditions and other governance documents and commercial contracts globally. Jill also conducted insurance due diligence for M&A transactions.
Prior to joining Apple, Jill spent several years working at major litigation firms, representing individual and corporate clients in state and federal insurance coverage and complex commercial litigation, trials, arbitrations, and mediation.
One of Jill’s more interesting experiences was serving as a Legal & Policy Fellow at The Governance Lab at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, where, for 14 months, she provided advice and advocacy in-house on open-access IP, contracting and internet governance issues for GovLab projects and partnerships, and designed and ran initiatives, including the “CrowdLaw” project aimed at crowdsourcing greater citizen participation in the legislation and constitution drafting process.