Julie R. F. Gerchik
Julie R. F. Gerchik is a partner in the Litigation Department at Glaser Weil. Julie 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.
Julie 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.
Julie brings the exacting skill required to effectively handle all types of social media, entertainment, and cutting-edge technology and media disputes, and also regularly represents companies/studios and high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry – particularly when confidentiality is paramount. Julie 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. Julie also regularly handles confidential personal disputes – in all arenas.
Additionally, Julie has experience in litigating matters involving accounting firms, including Ernst & Young LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP and KPMG LLP, and skilled nursing affiliates, the affordable housing industry, trade associations, the music industry, video game companies, , and property developers and property management companies.
Julie is Chair of Recruiting for the Litigation Department, Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, and co-chair of the Pro Bono Committee. Throughout her career, she has been involved in varied 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, as well as varied aspects of Firm Management, including recruiting, associate issues, mentoring and litigation department management.
Prior to joining Glaser Weil, Julie practiced with an Am Law 10 firm in Los Angeles for more than decade. Julie is also a dual citizen of both the United States and Great Britain, and is admitted to both the California and New York bars.
Julie 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, Julie 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
Los Angeles Times, "Victim of antisemitic attack caught on camera sues over violence," March 2022
Jewish Journal, "BREAKING: Sushi Fumi Victim Files Lawsuit," March 2022
BFFs Podcast, “Sienna Mae Gomez Speaks on Jack Wright Allegations,” February 2022
Law360, “Cuomo Atty Says NY AG Politicized Sex Harassment Probe,” February 2022
Wall Street Journal, “Andrew Cuomo Plans Comeback Months After Resigning Amid Sexual-Harassment Claims,” February 2022
Bloomberg, “Andrew Cuomo Says He’s Been ‘Vindicated,’ Won’t Rule Out Run,” February 2022
New York Post, "'Mean girl’ Melissa DeRosa targets Cuomo accusers with vicious tweet," January 2022
Daily Mail, "Andrew Cuomo's 'mean girl' aide Melissa DeRosa attacks ex-Governor's..," January 2022
New York Times, "An Emboldened Cuomo Takes Swings at Accusers and Investigators," January 2022
New York Post, "Andrew Cuomo lawyer levels accusations of her own against alleged victim Lindsey Boylan," January 2022
The Hill, "Andrew Cuomo attorney says AG investigation was 'shoddy,' outcome was 'predetermined'," January 2022
Jewish Journal, "Top Law Firm, PR Firm Join Legal Team of L.A. Man Attacked by Antisemitic Mob," July 2021
Forward, "That attack outside L.A. sushi was antisemitic, right? Think again, says lawyer for accused," July 2021
"Glaser Weil And Sitrick And Company Join Pro Bono Legal Team of Los Angeles Man Attacked by Anti-Semitic Mob," July 2021
Honors & Awards
Variety, "Legal Impact Report," 2023
Benchmark Litigation, Future Star (US-National, California), 2022
Lawdragon, 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2022
Los Angeles Business Journal, “Women of Influence,” April 2022
Berkeley Law Executive Education: General Counsel Institute, "Going Beyond Legal," June 2021
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
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
"We the People: 100 Years of Perspective on the 19th Amendment," Daily Journal (September 17, 2020)
“For Women in Big Law, Holidays Bring Work, Expectations and (Hopefully) Some Rest” (December 30, 2019)
"Are Customized Arbitration Provisions the Answer?," Daily Journal (September 30, 2019)
“Arbitration Snags And How To Unsnag Them,” American Bar Association (October 2019)
“Arbitration Snags And How To Unsnag Them,” Law360 (February 26, 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)
Moderator, “Leveraging a Multigenerational Workforce,” Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership: LA, CenterForce Diversity in Law Series, November 9.
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.