Julie practices in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance defense.  For the past fifteen years, Julie has devoted her practice to representing domestic and international insurers in connection with claims made under a wide variety of policies, including technology and cyber liability, intellectual property infringement liability, professional liability, and directors and officers' liability policies.  Julie has a particular expertise in evaluating complex and often high-stakes claims unique to the technology and media sector, including intellectual property, defamation, software implementation, advertising, privacy, and right of publicity litigation.  Julie also regularly advises insurers and policyholders with respect to data security breaches and notification requirements under applicable state and federal laws.

Julie works with insurers in the development of policy wordings and endorsements for technology errors and omissions and directors and officers' liability policies. She frequently speaks on panels and in seminars on issues pertaining to insurance law, cyber liability, 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 currently resides in Los Angeles and splits her time between the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.  She 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.


  • 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