Jillian D. Willis

Jillian Willis Partner at Nelson Mullins
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Professional Biography

Jillian is an established litigator with extensive experience in the court room and overseeing trial teams. She has carved out a particular area of interest in the health care industry, advising and counseling through government investigations, litigation and compliance issues.

She spent nearly a decade as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice...

(DOJ), both as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and in the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. Most recently, she served as Assistant Chief of the Health Care Fraud Unit.

During her tenure with the DOJ, she tried more than 30 cases, including 16 jury trials and 17 bench trials. Her experience includes first-chairing and overseeing trials involving charges of health care fraud, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the unlawful distribution of opioids. In addition, she has briefed multiple appellate issues, and argued twice before the DC Court of Appeals. She is well versed in handling cases at every stage, from investigation to indictment, to trial and post-trial litigation.

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