Jillian S. Greenwald > Vedder Price > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vedder Price
CHICAGO, IL 60601-1003
United States

Work Department

Global Transportation Finance




Ms. Greenwald has substantial experience representing servicers, manufacturers, operating lessors, commercial finance companies, institutional lenders, private equity firms and other investors in a variety of transaction structures relating to aviation assets and portfolios of rolling stock, including securitizations, warehouse loan facilities, Rule 144A and Regulation S capital markets offerings, including those involving syndicated equity, and other structured financings, joint ventures, cross-border operating leases, servicing arrangements and the establishment of offshore leasing platforms.

While attending law school at the University of Illinois College of Law, Ms. Greenwald served as President of the Women’s Law Society and was Production Editor for the University of Illinois Journal of Law and Technology Policy. She was also the recipient of the Board of Visitors Scholarship and the J. Nelson Young Scholarship for excelling in the study of tax law.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
  • Saint Xavier University, B.A., 2011, magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - finance

(Rising stars)

Jillian S. GreenwaldVedder Price

Vedder Price‘s team has an enviable track record in representing lessors, lenders, manufacturers, government agencies, equity investors and operators. It routinely assists with the domestic and international leasing and debt financing of rail assets. The firm is able to leverage dedicated transportation asset finance and securitization lawyers in Chicago, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as from its London and Singapore offices. With extensive experience in railcar financings, structured finance specialist Geoffrey R. Kass chairs the global transportation finance team. Also  integral to the group are John T. Bycraft, who represents borrowers, issuers, servicers and lenders on structured finance transactions involving rolling stock portfolios; and Michael E. Draz, who is ‘unmatched in his pragmatism, collaboration, sharpness, efficiency, and lack of ego‘. In New York, Jeffrey T. Veber is a transportation finance expert, while Los Angeles-based Clay C. Thomas is a rail industry specialist. At associate level, Joel R. Thielen‘s practice includes rail finance deals, while Jillian S. Greenwald regularly assists with railcar financings. All attorneys mentioned are based in the firm’s Chicago office unless otherwise mentioned.