Clients enjoy working with Julie for her professional judgment and friendly demeanor. Julie applies her experience as a former law clerk and an experienced advocate to find practical and effective solutions to address each client’s unique needs.

Overview

Julie helps clients resolve wide-ranging commercial disputes with an emphasis in trade secret and trademark litigation. Her diverse experience in trademark, trade secret, copyright, patent, false advertising and general business litigation in state and federal courts nationwide gives her keen insights into all stages of litigation.

Julie also leverages her strong advocacy skills to help clients protect their brands through trademark prosecution and enforcement.

A former appellate law clerk, Julie brings a unique perspective to her cases that incorporates her insight into judicial decision-making and enhances her ability to communicate effectively and persuasively on behalf of her clients.

Experience

Represented a publicly traded corporation in trademark, trade dress and copyright claims against a restaurant industry competitor that resulted in a favorable settlement for the client.

Represented a medical device company in asserting claims against former employees for trade secret misappropriation and related issues that resulted in a favorable settlement for her client.

Assisting in complex litigation between high technology competitors in the gaming industry involving trade secret, unfair competition and breach of contract claims.

Represented a food packaging company in its assertion of a design patent against a competitor, resulting in a favorable settlement for her client.

Helped to defend a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer against antitrust claims related to "reverse payment" settlement of intellectual property litigation.

Helping to represent a Fortune 50 food processing and commodities trading corporation in claims against the manufacturer and distributor of an air compressor.

Helped to resolve a dispute between competitors in the ink resin industry involving allegations of trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, unfair competition, and tortious interference with a business expectancy.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Publications

"2016 Emerging Issues in the Children's Products Industry," February 2016

"Unaccepted Settlement Offer Cannot Moot Consumer Lawsuits," January 2016

Recognitions

Recognitions

Selected to the Missouri Super Lawyers® Rising Star List, 2018-2019

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2019 Pathfinder

Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

Rockhurst University, St. Louis Alumni Advisory Council

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2019 Pathfinder

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2013
  • Illinois, 2014
  • Nebraska, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2016

Education

St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013

  • Louis University Law Journal, Supervising Editor
  • Order of the Woolsack

Rockhurst University, B.A., Political Science and Psychology, summa cum laude, 2010

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