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Overview

Julia enjoys helping clients move business forward in highly regulated sectors.

With her interest in the heavily regulated areas of government contracts and international trade, Julia helps clients conduct business smoothly across the nation, and throughout the world. She researches trade and regulatory issues in order to provide customized analysis before large-scale projects are set in motion and helps clients large and small proactively establish compliance measures to keep trade flowing across borders and keep business moving forward. When problems do arise, Julia serves on the team that navigates litigation and negotiates disputes.

Julia serves as a liaison and advocate for clients with her research and writing skills before various state and federal agencies such as the Department of Commerce, Government Accountability Office (GAO), International Trade Commission (ITC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state alcohol and beverage divisions, as well as the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Dedicated to
pro bono service.
Dedicated to
pro bono service.

Services

Education

  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
    • Moot Court Board, Best Team Brief at ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition
    • Civil Rights Law Journal, Senior Research Editor
    • Supreme Court Clinic
    • Administrative Law Clinic
  • B.A., University of Southern California
    • Political Science
    • Economics

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
Experience
  • Served on legal team that prevailed before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of global packaging leader TricorBraun in case filed by American Glass Packaging Coalition concerning Chinese-made glass containers. Substantial countervailing duty increases by U.S. Department of Commerce were avoided, thus protecting small and mid-market business continuity, including wineries and distilleries.
  • Drafted bid protest before Government Accountability Office (GAO) on behalf of information systems engineering and information technology support services client, leading to sought-after government corrective action for our client.
  • Researched government grants and regulatory framework for California transportation and manufacturing client in consideration of infrastructure project.
  • Served on legal team that assisted numerous independent U.S. Postal Service contractors and subcontractors in negotiating disputes, calculating damages and navigating remedies.
  • Researched Illinois and Texas state bid protest issues for higher education client.
  • On behalf of national wine distributor, researched complex state-to-state alcohol licensing restrictions and other statutes of numerous state and federal regulatory agencies.
  • Assisted in representing international major exporter of cold-drawn mechanical tubing and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from India with annual Department of Commerce review process regarding antidumping and countervailing duties, obtaining lowered antidumping duty margin.
  • Served on outside general counsel team advising international food and agribusiness importers and suppliers, including trade organization, on geographic indications and labeling of dairy products regarding tariffs.
  • Served on legal team representing dairy food products client before state agency when antitrust claim was made after our client terminated contract with dairy supplier.
  • Researched U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling requirements for client.
  • Researched employment issues relating to non-competes and non-solicitations for professional services clients.
  • Assisted political committees with campaign finance compliance.
Case Studies
Tube Investments of India

At the conclusion of the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India, Tube Investments of India (TII), a significant global manufacturer of auto parts unexpectedly received an adverse determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce resulting in enterprise-threatening duties. TII worked together with Husch Blackwell to find a solution and significantly reduce their margins in the first administrative review.

TricorBraun

In 2019, when the supply of glass bottles in the U.S. was threatened due to some domestic manufacturers’ attempts to limit the availability of foreign-made bottles, TricorBraun— the largest distributor of primary packaging and the largest distributor of wine bottles in North America—turned to Husch Blackwell to develop a solution.

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Husch Blackwell Secures ITC Win for TricorBraun-Led Importers

Working with Husch Blackwell’s Washington, DC-based International Trade Remedies team headed by Jeffrey Neeley, TricorBraun developed a coordinated strategy to protect the current supply of glassware available to small and mid-market businesses across the U.S.

Outside the Office

Julia and her husband, Jordan, like traveling, with favorite recent trips taken to Spain and Italy, and trying new restaurants. At home, she enjoys cooking, particularly lasagna, along with recipes from her home state of New Mexico.

Community Leadership
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

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