Dr. Jillian T. Weiss has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in
Law, Policy & Society. Currently Professor of Law and Society at
Ramapo College of New Jersey, she has conducted research involving hundreds
of companies and public agencies that have adopted "gender identity"
policies. She publishes a popular blog on the subject of Transgender
Workplace Diversity, and has numerous research publications on the subject
of gender identity.
Dr. Weiss has been practicing law since 1986. She is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey. She has represented clients in cases across the country, as the United States Equal Opportunity Commission permits out-of-state attorneys to represent clients anywhere in the U.S. Most federal courts also permit representation by out-of-state attorneys in appropriate cases. In addition to New York and New Jersey, Jillian has represented clients in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington State.
Dr. Weiss is also Principal Consultant for Jillian T. Weiss & Associates, a
consulting firm that works with organizations on transgender workplace
diversity issues. She has trained hundreds of employees at corporations, law
firms, universities and governmental organizations, including Harvard
University, Boeing, HSBC, KPMG, Viacom, and the New
York City Department of Homeless Services.
Her work has been featured in
news stories by the New York Times, Associated Press, Fortune Small Business
Magazine, the Society for Human Resource
Management, Workforce Management Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine.
Dr. Weiss volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, the nation's largest and oldest legal organization serving the LGBTQ and HIV+ communities. She is also Chair of the Transgender Law Institute, currently held at the National LGBT Bar Conference annually in August.