Julie E. Siebert-Johnson

Associate

FOCUS AREAS
EDUCATION
  • Villanova University School of Law
    J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania
    B.A. 2003, cum laude
ADMISSIONS
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • USCA, Eleventh Circuit
  • USDC, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • USDC, District of New Jersey
  • USDC, Eastern District of Michigan
  • USDC, District of Columbia
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Julie Siebert-Johnson is an associate of the Firm who concentrates her practice in the area of ERISA and fiduciary breach litigation. 

Julie has been involved in dozens of company stock class actions from the initial investigatory research and drafting complaints phase, through contested motion practice including motions to dismiss, motions for class certification, and summary judgment motions, and often through settlement.  Julie has been intimately involved in the litigation of such actions at both the District Court and Appellate Court levels, and, as discussed below, has twice been involved in briefing issues to the United States Supreme Court.  Julie also provides a conduit for clients during the litigation process, frequently speaking with clients to keep them abreast of the status of the action and answering any questions they may have.  

Experience
Ongoing Cases
  • We have filed opt-out securities fraud actions in Manhattan federal court on behalf of several U.S. and European institutional investors against Petrobras, the Brazilian oil conglomerate, arising out of a decade-long bribery and kickback scheme that has been called the largest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history. The action alleges that Petrobras concealed bribes to senior officers and government officials and improperly capitalized these bribes as assets on its books in order to inflate the value of the company's refineries.  To date, many of these officers and officials have pled guilty before the Brazilian courts to charges stemming from their participation in the alleged scheme. 

    On October 15, 2015, District Judge Rakoff denied Petrobras’ motions to dismiss our clients’ complaints and set trial for the Fall of 2016.

Publication

Cause and Conviction: The Role of Causation in Section 1983 Wrongful Conviction Claims, 81 Temp. L. Rev. 689 (2008) (research assistant) 

Membership

Phi Alpha Delta 

Community Involvement

For the past three years, Julie has been an ambassador for Ragnar Trail Relays, a Utah-based company that organizes socially and environmentally responsible 120 mile team trail running relays while promoting environmental sustainability and supporting local charities in each of the race venues.