Julie began her career as a law clerk for the Alabama Supreme Court, then served for six years as senior internal counsel for three Justices, specializing in analysis of tort reform and consumer arbitration issues. Julie left her position with the Court to become Operations Counsel for the predecessor to CVS-Caremark, working directly with General Counsel to close M&A transactions totaling over $1.4 billion, dissolve a $3 billion physician management segment, and rebrand the company from provider systems management to prescribed benefits management. Julie then joined the commercial litigation practice group of a prominent Southeastern civil defense firm, focusing upon issues of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, employment policymaking, defense of Title VII claims (including class actions) and appellate advocacy.
Since joining Ryder Law, Julie has expanded her practice to specialize in corporate data protections in complex litigation and in response to regulatory audits and investigations. Julie regularly advises corporations, international law firms, and state Attorneys General in the areas of risk management and best practices in the preservation, collection, review, production, forensic analysis, and recovery of proprietary and sensitive data, and in the negotiation of electronic discovery protocols, protective orders, nondisclosure agreements, and other privacy protections.