Private Practice

Of Counsel, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Associate, Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP

Associate, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (J.D.)

Yale Law School (Visiting Student)

Yale University School of Medicine (M.D.)

Stanford University (B.A., Psychology; M.A., Psychology)

Professional & Community Affiliations

Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law

Lecturer, Yale University

Grand Rounds Speaker, Yale University School of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Minnesota Medical School and Law School, University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Law, and UCLA School of Medicine


Bar & Court Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States

State of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California

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Julie D. Cantor

Of Counsel / Santa Monica

As both a lawyer and graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine, Julie is particularly skilled at handling cases on behalf of medical and pharmaceutical industry clients. In recent years, she represented a group of critical care experts as amicus curiae in Baze v. Rees, a case that challenged Kentucky’s lethal injection protocol, and co-authored their brief to the United States Supreme Court on the role of paralytic agents in end-of-life care. She has also represented a client on Nevada’s Death Row in an appeal to the state’s high court involving DNA-related issues, a national non-profit organization in a matter involving patient privacy, and a hospital under investigation for alleged improprieties in its transplant program.

In addition to her involvement on medically-related matters, Julie has represented clients across a diverse spectrum of issues—from art law and bankruptcy law to complex civil litigation and SEC investigations. A creative thinker and skilled presenter, she has created unique multi-media presentations that have led to favorable results for her clients.

Julie has also maintained her connection to academics. She has lectured on various topics in medical ethics and law at top universities, and her writing has been published in several law reviews and medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Representative Litigation

Pan v. Medtronic, Inc.

Counsel for Medtronic in a product liability action concerning a nerve monitoring endotracheal tube.

Patel v. State of Indiana

Represented The Innocence Network and an academic forensic pathologist in the Indiana Court of Appeals on an amicus curiae brief that argued that forensic evidence admitted at the trial of Purvi Patel was unreliable and inadmissible.

Matters adverse to Irving H. Picard, Trustee for Consolidated Estates of Bernard L. Madoff and Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities

Represented the children and the estate of Norman F. Levy in reaching the first settlement between the Trustee and a family of investors.

Marei von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena

Represented world-renown art museum in dispute regarding title to the diptych Adam and Eve by Cranach the Elder.

Televisa S.A. de C. V. v. Univision Communications Inc.

Represented broadcasting company Univision in a contract dispute with its major programming supplier.

McDonald v. Chicago

Represented groups interested in protecting public health in a case that questioned the applicability of the Second Amendment to the states and co-authored amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Baze v. Rees

Represented critical care experts in a case that challenged Kentucky’s lethal injection protocol and co-authored amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on the role of paralytic agents in end-of-life care.


Ken Baum, Jennifer Greenblatt & Julie Cantor, Assessing the Post-Riegel Landscape: The Effect of Sales Representatives’ Actions on Preemption Analysis, Drug, Device and Biotechnology IADC Committee Newsletter (March 2014)

Bracing for the Impact of Expanded Second Amendment Rights, 363 New Eng. J. Med. 506 (2010)

Conscientious Objection Gone Awry - Restoring Selfless Professionalism in Medicine, 360 New Eng. J. Med. 1484 (2009)

Class Actions 101: What Are These Lawsuits All About, Anyway?, Class Actions & Deriviative Suits Rep. (Winter 2009)

Cosmetic Surgery: When Fifty Doesn’t Feel Fabulous, 9 Virtual Mentor: Am. Med. Ass'n J. Of Ethics 410 (2007)

When Contraceptives Clash with Conscience, Whose Rights Prevail?, 33 Human Rights 18 (2006)

When an Adult Female Seeks Genital Alteration: An Ethical and Legal Analysis, 117 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1158 (2006)

Of Pills & Needles: Involuntarily Medicating the Psychotic Inmate when Execution Looms, Indiana Health L. Rev. (Spring 2005)

Cosmetic Dermatology and Physicians’ Ethical Obligations: More than Just Hope in a Jar, 24 Seminars In Cutaneous Med. & Surgery 155 (2005)

Response to Letters, Pharmacists and Emergency Contraception, 352 New Eng. J. Med. 942 (2005)

The Limits of Conscientious Objection: May Pharmacists Refuse to Fill Prescriptions for Emergency Contraception?, 351 New Eng. J. Med. 2008 (2004)

On Training and the Pre-Clinical Sciences, Yale J. Humanities In Med. (2001)

Young & Old, 17 J. Gen. Internal Med. 790 (2001)

Privacy Protections for Cybercharts: An Update on the Law, 285 JAMA 1767 (2001)

Book Note, Inside a Half-Court Press: Television News & the Supreme Court, 88 Cal. L. Rev. 1609 (1999)