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 investigations.

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  • 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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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