Gillian G. Lindsay has over a decade of experience representing clients ranging from closely held businesses to Fortune 100 companies across various industries and throughout every phase of commercial litigation. Gillian handles complex disputes involving breach of contract, consumer and business torts, trade secrets, labor and employment disputes, commercial and equipment loan enforcement, judgment enforcement and collection, and trademark infringement.
Understanding the devastating effect litigation can have on a business, Gillian is determined to conserve valuable time, resources, and relationships. Gillian advises clients on strategies to minimize exposure, attain favorable settlements, and achieve other alternative dispute resolutions to avoid unnecessary litigation.
When litigation is necessary, she has the experience needed to protect her clients’ interests throughout the process. Gillian has successfully represented clients before trial and appellate courts, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Labor, and Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Gillian’s litigation practice includes a focus on biometric privacy issues, specifically relating to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). As a member of the firm’s Biometric Privacy Practice Group, Gillian navigates emerging compliance issues and counsels clients on insurance coverage and claims options. With the increased risk of BIPA class-action litigation, she brings her experience representing clients in class actions across a wide range of legal issues to effectively defend and vindicate clients at trial, throughout pre-trial litigation, and during pre-litigation dispute resolution.
Gillian is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Honors & Activities: Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Dean’s List; CALI Award in Discrimination in Employment and Financial Principles for Lawyers; Distinguished Advocate Award & Best Petitioner’s Brief, Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition; ABA Moot Court Team, 2008; Fellow, Academic Enrichment Program
Miami University, B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 2005
Honors & Activities: President’s List; Dean’s List; Golden Key Honorary Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; NFHCA Division 1 National Academic Squad; Varsity Division 1 Field Hockey Team Captain; Four-year Varsity Letterman; study abroad experience at Universita di Urbino, Italy
Rising Star, Illinois Super Lawyers® 2021-22
Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Network
PAWS Animal Welfare Leadership Award
State of Illinois, 2009
State of Ohio, 2008
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and Northern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Federal Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Illinois State Bar Association, Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Chicago Leadership Alliance, Member