Julie Palmer focuses her practice on complex business litigation matters. She represents a diverse client base in an array of matters, including environmental and zoning issues, contractual disputes and business torts, and patent litigation. Active in pro bono work, she represents clients in civil rights cases presenting First Amendment issues, and handled a second-parent adoption for a same-sex couple. She is an associate representative for the firm’s Parent Lawyer Network.
While in law school at Northwestern University, Julie was involved with the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. There, among other things, she participated in the murder trial of a client whose conviction was vacated by the Illinois Court of Appeals and in the post-conviction petition of a client whose conviction was overturned by the Indiana Supreme Court.
Before law school, Julie was a civil engineer and worked on site planning, engineering site design, Chapter 40B projects, hydrological design, utilities design, and surveying.
Obtained summary judgment for a major technology company against all claims that it had engaged in unfair competition and interfered with plaintiff’s business relationships
Represented major broker-dealer in litigation involving auction rate securities in federal and state court
Advised a major jewelry designer on its publicity rights
Advised major financial services institution in investigation by regulators into potential defects in foreclosure loan files
Represented broker-dealer in multi-agency investigations into potential misrepresentations in registered filings
Successfully assisted in representation of paper mill in month-long arbitration with town water pollution control authority over contractual agreements
Brown University, 2001, Bachelor of Arts
Northwestern University School of Law, 2009, Juris Doctor
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
US District Court for the District of Massachusetts