Jillian Gately

Jillian Gately is a member of Choate’s IP Litigation Group. Jillian represents a broad range of clients, including in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and technology industries, involved in intellectual property matters as well as complex commercial disputes.  Jillian also has experience assisting clients in internal investigations and in conducting pre-litigation analyses.

Jillian recently served as a Special Assistant District Attorney with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, where she gained significant criminal trial – both jury and bench – and motion practice experience.

Representative Engagements

  • Counsel for former owners of a radiopharmaceutical company in a contract action in the Southern District of New York.
  • Counsel for semiconductor manufacturer in a contract action in the District of Massachusetts.
  • Represented patent holder biopharmaceutical company in a patent infringement litigation related to the compositions and methods for treatment of a rare genetic disorder.
  • Represented software company in a contract and non-competition action related to an asset purchase agreement.
  • Represented individual through the Lawyer’s Clearinghouse’s Legal Clinic in social security hearing presided over by an Administrative Law Judge.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member of the Wesleyan Athletics Advisory Counsel where she has spoken on a few “Young Alumni” panels for current Wesleyan athletes

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 2018, cum laude
Executive Editor, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest
Wesleyan University
BA, 2015



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