Julie H. McConnell - McDermott Will & Emery


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 cases.

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  • Prevailed at bench trial and on appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of one of the world’s leading mass media and entertainment conglomerates in landmark case involving claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Fortune 100 company on dozens of individual common-law tort and disability discrimination claims brought under Title III of the ADA and California state law
  • Represented government contractor and obtained dismissal without leave to amend of whistleblower protection claim under Virginia law

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  • Legal 500 US 2023


American University – Washington College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2015
Vanderbilt University, BA, magna cum laude, 2008

District of Columbia

US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia