Julie practices in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance defence. She represents domestic and international insurers in evaluating claims made under a wide variety of policies, including technology and cyber liability, professional liability, directors and officer's liability, management liability, and employment practices liability policies. Julie's experience includes the evaluation and management of consumer class action litigation, intellectual property disputes, securities fraud, shareholder derivative, employee dishonesty, professional liability, and general commercial litigation matters brought against public and private companies, law firms and financial institutions. Most recently, her practice focuses on representing insurers with respect to claims made against technology and media companies, including trademark, trade secret, and copyright infringement claims, as well as data security breaches and notification requirements under applicable state and federal laws.

Julie also regularly works with insurers in the development of policy wordings and endorsements for technology errors and omissions and directors and officers liability policies. She has served as a speaker at numerous seminars on insurance law and risk management.

In 2006, Julie was seconded to a leading Lloyd's syndicate where she worked directly with the syndicate's professional indemnity, marine and property/casualty teams on claims issues involving insurance and reinsurance policies and programs in North America. She also worked with the syndicate's underwriters to develop policy wordings and provided compliance and regulatory advice with regard to North American claims.

Julie is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society. She is a 2000 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D. where she was an associate editor of the Asian Law Journal and a member of the Ecology Law Quarterly, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, B.S. in Business Administration (Finance), 1997.

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California