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Julie M. Capell

Julie Capell is a dedicated and devoted advocate who advises companies on a broad range of employment matters, with an emphasis on the strategic development of policies and procedures that help clients minimize litigation risks. Julie is also a tenacious litigator and trial attorney, and has defended employers in all facets of employment litigation, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour class actions.

Representative Experience

Settlement for furniture distributor*

Negotiated a walk-away settlement for a furniture distributor in an ADA disability access case. (2013)

Wage and hour trial for weight-loss supplement company*

Secured a defense verdict for a Fortune 100 weight-loss supplement company in a wage and hour trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. (2012)

Wrongful termination claims before the Court of Appeals*

Successfully argued on behalf of a Fortune 100 title insurance company and large medical association before the California Court of Appeals in two separate wrongful termination claims. (2008; 2011)

Summary judgment win for beverage manufacturing company*

Defeated a multi-million dollar wrongful termination lawsuit through summary judgment for a leading beverage manufacturing company. (2009)

Disability discrimination trial for real estate developer*

Obtained a defense verdict for real estate development mogul in a month-long disability discrimination trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. (2007)

Defense verdict for professional malpractice arbitration*

Received a defense verdict on behalf of a leading San Diego plaintiff’s attorney in binding professional malpractice arbitration. (2006)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Los Angeles, 2013-2016
  • Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright US, LLP, Los Angeles, 2008-2013
  • Associate/Assistant Managing Attorney, Klinedinst, PC, Los Angeles, 2003-2008

Professional & Community Activities

  • Executive Board, Disability Rights Legal Center
  • Co-troop leader, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
  • Editorial Advisory Board, The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal
  • Member, Women’s Empowerment & Growth Organization

Professional Recognition

  • Named to the “40 Up and Comers in Employment Law” list, Lawdragon, 2015-2016
  • Selected to “Southern California Rising Stars,” 2008-2016; "Southern California Super Lawyers," Thomson Reuters, 2017-2018
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