Jill M. Manning
Jill M. Manning is an experienced litigator with a reputation for creative problem-solving, making her particularly adept at mediating complex disputes. With over twenty years of complex litigation experience in federal courts nationwide, Ms. Manning is able to quickly harness and dissect legal disputes and pinpoint the critical issues holding up settlement. An active listener with strong interpersonal skills, Ms. Manning strives to improve the quality and tone of communication between parties in order to facilitate a productive discussion and increase the chances of reaching a settlement. Ms. Manning specializes in antitrust and unfair competition, securities, class actions, employment law, consumer law, and partner/founder disputes.
235 Pine Street
Fifteenth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Hourly Rate $500
Current Partner
Practice Ms. Manning has three years of experience as a Neutral Evaluator and two years of experience as a private mediator.
Cases 2
Languages English
Jill M. Manning is an experienced litigator with a reputation for creative problem-solving, making her particularly adept at mediating complex disputes. With over twenty years of complex litigation experience in federal courts nationwide, Ms. Manning is able to quickly harness and dissect legal disputes and pinpoint the critical issues holding up settlement. An active listener with strong interpersonal skills, Ms. Manning strives to improve the quality and tone of communication between parties in order to facilitate a productive discussion and increase the chances of reaching a settlement. Ms. Manning specializes in antitrust and unfair competition, securities, class actions, employment law, consumer law, and partner/founder disputes.
Ms. Manning has been a partner at Steyer Lowenthal for 6 years. Previously, she was Of Counsel at Steyer Lowenthal for 8 years, and an associate at Kirby McInerney & Squire for 7 years.
Jill M. Manning is a partner of Steyer Lowenthal Boodrookas Alvarez and Smith LLP in San Francisco, California. She has over twenty years of experience representing businesses and consumers in complex and class action litigation, with a focus on antitrust, unfair competition and consumer fraud cases. Ms. Manning has successfully represented corporate clients and consumers in some of the leading cases brought under federal and state antitrust and consumer protection.
Ms. Manning was appointed as an Neutral Evaluator for the Northern District of California's Early Neutral Evaluation Program in 2019. As a part of that program, Ms. Manning has been appointed as a Neutral Evaluator in two cases, both of which involved mediation.
Ms. Manning has mediated two cases pending in the Northern District of California:
- Maria Cantu Smith v. FCA USA LLC, Case No. 4:20-cv-00911-PJH
- Stephens v. Advertising and Design Education Corp., et al., 20-cv-09507-VC

Ms. Manning has three years of experience as a Neutral Evaluator and two years of experience as a private mediator.
Ms. Manning has extensive experience mediating cases on behalf of her clients in complex and class action litigation over the past twenty years. Most recently, she resolved through mediation a certified California class action against Apple. The case involved two mediation sessions with the Honorable William Cahill (Ret.), and two mediation sessions with the Honorable Nathanael Cousins. Following the fourth mediation, the case settled. Judge Koh granted final approval of the settlement.
Jill M. Manning is an experienced litigator with a reputation for creative problem-solving, making her particularly adept at mediating complex disputes. With over twenty years of complex litigation experience in federal courts nationwide, Ms. Manning is able to quickly harness and dissect legal disputes and pinpoint the critical issues holding up settlement. An active listener with strong interpersonal skills, Ms. Manning strives to improve the quality and tone of communication between parties in order to facilitate a productive discussion and increase the chances of reaching a settlement. Ms. Manning specializes in antitrust and unfair competition, securities, class actions, employment law, consumer law, and partner/founder disputes.
Ms. Manning completed Steven Rosenberg's 40 hours of mediation training.
https://www.rosenbergmediation.com/mediation-training/
Ms. Manning is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Ninth and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of California.
Ms. Manning is a member of the Antitrust Section of the California Lawyers Association, and an adviser to the Executive Committee of the Section. Ms. Manning is a member of the American Bar Association Antitrust and Mediation sections, the San Francisco Bar Association Antitrust Section and the Marin County Bar Association.
Ms. Manning earned her JD from University of San Francisco School of Law (1995) and her BA from University of California at Davis (1991). She studied art history and comparative politics at Cambridge University, Pembroke College (1990).
Ms. Manning has been named a "Super Lawyer" in Northern California in an area of antitrust law in 2020 and 2021.
*Founder and Co-Chair of the Annual “Celebrating Women in Competition Law in California” panel presentation and networking event, now in its fifth year (2017 - 2021)
*Panelist, Tea Time with Angeion: Work Life Balance in the COVID Era, March 4, 2021
*Co-Chair, Fourth Annual "Celebrating Women in Competition Law in California" panel presentation and networking event, March 5, 2020
*Moderator, “Big Stakes Antitrust Trial: In re Korean Ramen Antitrust Litigation,” 29th Annual Golden State Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Law Institute, Panel Presentation, November 14, 2019
*Moderator, Judges Panel, “Managing Antitrust and Complex Business Trials,” 28th Annual Golden State Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Institute, November 8, 2018, San Francisco
*Master of Ceremonies, 27th Annual Golden State Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Award Ceremony, San Francisco, October 26, 2017
*Panelist, “Celebrating Women in Competition Law in California”, San Francisco, June 28, 2017
*Co-Chair, “Privacy Law Symposium,” Los Angeles County Law Library, March 7, 2017
*Moderator, “Transparency in Supply Chains Litigation: Plaintiff, Defense and Human Rights Perspectives,” California State Bar, Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Section webinar, July 28, 2016
*Co-Chair, “Cybersecurity Symposium: How to Navigate the Complexities Found at the Intersections of Cybersecurity, Corporate Governance and Government Regulations,” Stanford University, March 8, 2016
*Moderator and Panelist, “Practicing Law and Wellness: Modern Strategies for the Lawyer Dealing with Stress, Substance Abuse, and Depression, “California State Bar, Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Law Section webinar, January 27, 2016
$500 Per Hour
English
San Francisco, CA

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.