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Julie A. Ryan


Washington, D.C. Office
5028 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 100

Washington, DC 20016

424.284.9033 direct

949.315.3221 fax


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Senior Staff Editor, Law and Policy in International Business

Associate Director, Georgetown Barristers' Council



The State Bar of California

District of Columbia Bar

New York State Bar

California Lawyers Association

Julie’s practice focuses on strategic and commercial transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt financing, partnerships and joint ventures, contracts, entity formation and structuring, securities laws, and general corporate advice She represents companies in a variety of industries, including financial services and technology.


Previously, Julie was a partner at Russ August & Kabat, a Los Angeles-based law firm, where she helped develop the firm’s corporate practice, advising clients on a broad range of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, entertainment contracts and celebrity endorsements, public and private capital markets transactions, licensing, employment and contractor agreements, shareholder matters, real estate funds, and partnerships and LLCs. 


Prior to joining Russ, August & Kabat, she practiced with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and at Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells in Washington, D.C., in the fields of cross-border finance, securities, and international mergers and acquisitions. She also spent several years working overseas, including
Bogotá, Colombia where she helped the government promote foreign direct investment. She speaks
fluent French and Spanish.


Julie also enjoys teaching and mentoring young lawyers. She is currently Head of Experiential Learning at AltaClaro, an online legal-skills training platform, and an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School where she teaches courses in transactional lawyering skills and business planning. She also previously served as Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Associate Director of LL.M. Legal Writing at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where she taught mergers and acquisitions, transactional lawyering skills, contract drafting, and legal writing.


Julie graduated summa cum laude and valedictorian of her class from Colorado State University. She received her J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was senior staff editor of Law and Policy in International Business and associate director of Georgetown Barristers’ Council. Julie frequently presents seminars and workshops on securities and business law topics, and is the
author of the forthcoming textbook (Carolina Academic Press): Transactional Lawyering: An Experiential
Approach to Communication & Problem Solving.

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