Julie R. F. Gerchik
Julie R. F. Gerchik is a partner in the Litigation Department at Glaser Weil. Ms. Gerchik litigates all types of complex commercial matters including financial institution matters, real estate and developer disputes, all types of investigations, entertainment, employment, technology and IP matters. She has considerable experience in all aspects of motion practice, discovery, mediation and both trial and arbitration work in both federal and state court.
Ms. Gerchik represents major domestic and international financial institutions, private equity firms, hedge funds, financial advisory firms, and currently or has represented JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, the Carlyle Group, the Gores Group, and the Yucaipa Companies.
She also regularly represents high profile clients in the entertainment industry, particularly when confidentiality is paramount. Ms. Gerchik has represented well-known directors, producers, and Hollywood executives (most recently representing one of the biggest female executives in Hollywood) in employment disputes, and partnership dissolutions. Ms. Gerchik also regularly handles confidential personal disputes – in the entertainment and all arenas.
She has successfully defended accounting firms in civil litigation, including Ernst & Young LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP and KPMG LLP. Ms. Gerchik has represented numerous other clients not mentioned here.
Additionally, Ms. Gerchik has experience in litigating matters involving skilled nursing affiliates, the affordable housing industry, trade associations, the music industry, video game companies, the entertainment industry, and property developers and property management companies.
Ms. Gerchik is a co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committe. Throughout her career, she has been involved in a wide range of pro bono matters, including supervising the Holocaust reparations project, drafting the Bill of Rights for a newly created government, leading the representation of a group of low-income individuals in a slumlord action and guardianship cases.
Prior to joining Glaser Weil, Ms. Gerchik practiced with Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles for more than decade. Ms. Gerchik is also a dual citizen of both the United States and Great Britain, and is admitted to both the California and New York bars.
Ms. Gerchik is a member of the Board of Governors of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, a member of the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of Los Angeles County Bar Association, is past Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council and a current member, and previously was appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Access to Justice Committee. Additionally, Ms. Gerchik is a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Co-Chair of Diversity Equity & Inclusion for the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors and Co-Chair of Business Development
Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council, Member
Co-Chair, Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council, 2013-2016
Board of Directors, 2013-2016
LACBA-WLALA Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women Lawyers
BFFs Podcast, “Sienna Mae Gomez Speaks on Jack Wright Allegations,” February 2022
Honors & Awards
Los Angeles Business Journal, “Women of Influence,” April 2022
L.A. Times B2B Publishing, "Leaders in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion," December 2021
Los Angeles Business Journal, "Leaders of Influence: Top Litigators & Trial Lawyers," July 2021
Berkeley Law Executive Education: General Counsel Institute, "Going Beyond Legal," June 2021
Los Angeles Business Journal, “Women’s Leadership Awards” Nominee, June 2021
Los Angeles Business Journal, "Diversity & Inclusion Awards," Executive of the Year Nominee, 2021
Los Angeles Business Journal, "Thriving in their 40's," 2020
Los Angeles Business Journal, "Women’s Leadership Awards," Rising Star Nominee, 2020
Los Angeles Business Journal, Top Litigator, 2019
“Arbitration Snags And How To Unsnag Them,” American Bar Association (October 2019)
“The State of Scienter: A Comparative Survey Ten Years After the Enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act,” Securities Litigation Report, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Dec.-Jan. 2006)
Panelist, “Leading Through Change,” Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Series, June 2021
Moderator, "Looking Within: Gender & Race in the Judiciary," Glaser Weil, March 2021
Moderator, "Antisemitism: Insidious and In our Midst," WLALA, January 2021
Panelist, "Promoting Diversity & Inclusion in Law Firms & Corporations: Disrupting Old Models & Lowering Attrition," The Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit, November 2020
Speaker, “Pocket MBA 2020: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals,” PLI Practising Law Institute, September 2020
Moderator, "19th Amendment Speaker Series. Voices of the Bench: An Examination of Diversity and Inclusion in the Courts," LACBA, WLALA, NAWJ, August 2020
Moderator, "Glaser Weil's 19th Amendment Event," August 2020
Panelist, Diversity, Inclusion & Self-Care: Los Angeles (virtual), June 2020
Speaker, “Substance Abuse and Attorney Competence Under California’s New Rules of Professional Conduct” Webinar: December 17, 2019
Panelist, The Women, Diversity & Change Summit: Los Angeles, 2019
Panelist, The Annual ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law: October 11, 2019
Speaker, “Investment Disputes: Cutting Edge Issues,” ALTSLA2019, March 14, 2019