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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 remedies 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.


Services

Education

  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law
    • 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

  • Maryland

Not admitted in the District of Columbia; practice limited pursuant to D.C. App R. 49(c)(8), with supervision by Cortney Morgan, member of the D.C. Bar.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
Experience
  • 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 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.
Thought Leadership
Outside the Office

Julia and her husband, Jordan, like traveling, with favorite recent trips taken to Spain and Italy. At home, she enjoys cooking, particularly lasagna, along with recipes from her home state of New Mexico. The couple also spends time with their black Labrador, Madison.

Community Leadership
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)