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Jillian Gautier is the Executive Director of the Samuel & Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Law. Ms. Gautier teaches in the corporate transactional curriculum, including Cardozo’s Intensive Transactional Lawyering Program (ITRANS) and Contract Drafting. She directs the Heyman Scholars program and provides mentorship and guidance to students interested in practicing corporate law. She also creates and develops programs, events and lectures with top professionals in various areas of corporate and business law, increasing Cardozo's exposure to and engagement with finance, banking and securities law experts and regulators.
Prior to joining Cardozo, Ms. Gautier was a senior associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and subsequently at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Her practice consisted of a variety of corporate transactions, including debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, and recapitalizations. She began her legal career as a staff attorney at the Loan Syndications and Trading Association. Ms. Gautier received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she served as an Articles Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review and as a Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Policy and Research. She is admitted to the New York bar.