Jillian Weiss

Attorney, Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss

Jillian Weiss is a lawyer in private practice, focusing on discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. She is Special Co-Counsel to the LGBTQ Practice Group of the law firm of Outten & Golden LLP. Dr. Weiss was previously Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, a Professor of Law & Society at Ramapo College, and in private law practice. She received her B.A. from Yeshiva University in 1983, her J.D. from Seton Hall University in 1986, and her Ph.D. (Law & Society) from Northeastern University in 2004. Dr. Weiss co-litigated the first transgender employment rights cases with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. She was appointed a Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Gender Equity by Mayor Bill DeBlasio in 2019.