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. Julie is also a member of the UCLA Law faculty where she teaches an upper-division seminar entitled, Reproductive Rights, Medical Ethics & the Law.
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.