Julian is a litigator whose practice focuses on environmental litigation, commercial disputes, regulatory enforcement actions, white collar defense, and investigations. Within the environmental space, Julian is experienced in handling complex CERCLA actions and advising clients facing both litigation and enforcement exposure.
Julian’s white collar and investigations experience encompasses representing clients in federal and state investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and financial institution defense. Julian has represented clients in investigations before bodies such as the Department of Justice, Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, various state attorneys general, and others.
Prior to his current tenure at McGuireWoods, Julian clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Dan A. Polster of the Northern District of Ohio. In that capacity, he served as the primary law clerk assisting Judge Polster with overseeing the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, a multidistrict litigation encompassing over 3,000 opioid-related lawsuits across the U.S. involving various parties such as drug manufacturers, distributors, and national pharmacy chains.
Julian maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients in matters ranging from asylum applications, prisoners’ rights litigation, and estate planning.
In law school, Julian served as a member of the moot court board and as an editor on the Cornell International Law Journal.
- Represented public utility in federal enforcement and litigation related to the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site, including the Passaic and Hackensack rivers and Newark Bay.
- Conducted extensive investigation of allegations of discriminatory conduct at a large financial institution, conducting dozens of witness interviews of company employees.
- Represented a major aviation manufacturer in DOJ and Congressional investigations into the company’s safety standards and processes following fatal accidents.
- Counseled broker-dealers, investment advisers, and registered representatives in numerous investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by SEC, FINRA, and other regulatory bodies.
- Represented major global bank and financial services company in SEC investigation into company’s supervision of a financial advisor who engaged in alleged violations of securities laws, ultimately leading to a no-action letter from the SEC.
- Represented bank holding company in a Congressional investigation into the company’s predecessor banks’ ties to the American slave trade.
- Provided guidance to major financial institution on conducting internal remediations mandated by the OCC.
- Advised telecommunications company in contract dispute with subcontractor regarding construction of cell phone towers.
- Performed internal review of senior management a major financial institution.
- Conducted an internal investigation into a financial institution’s check processing functions related to delayed customer payments and allegations of employee misconduct.
- Performed cross-border anti-bribery investigations against individuals and organizations for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
- Extensive pro bono experience, including assisting Afghan refugees obtain asylum in the United States.
Cornell Law SchoolJD
Articles Editor, Cornell International Law Journal2017
The Ohio State UniversityBAPolitical Science & International Relations
magna cum laude2014
- Author, Islamic Law and War Crimes Trials: The Possibility of and Challenges for a War Crimes Tribunal Against the Assad Regime and ISIL, Cornell International Law Journal, Volume 49 Issue 2, Spring 2016
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Hon. Dan A. Polster, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2021-2022