Julie H. McConnell focuses her practice on representing clients in complex litigation before federal, state and local agencies, courts and courts of appeals.
Julie defends companies in individual, multi-plaintiff and class action litigation in disputes involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal and state employment and accessibility statutes and tort claims. Julie also represents employers in litigation involving disclosure of trade secrets, violation of noncompetition agreements and whistleblower disputes. Additionally, Julie advocates for employers before the National Labor Relations Board in union organizing campaigns and unfair labor practice investigations.
Julie has extensive experience defending companies against disability access claims brought under Title III of the ADA, the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the California Unruh Civil Rights Act and other state accessibility statutes, including cases involving mobility and caregiver access and alleged barriers to access.
Hand-in-hand with her litigation practice, Julie advises employers on a wide range of employment and workplace issues, such as personnel policies and practices, employment contracts, employee separations and terminations and internal investigations.
Represented Fortune 100 company and prevailed at bench trial involving claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Represented multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate and successfully obtained the district court’s grant of summary judgment on disability discrimination claims under Title III of the ADA and California state law
Represented defendant and obtained dismissal of lawsuit alleging discrimination under federal and state law brought by persons with mobility and psychiatric disabilities
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