Working with inventors and corporations in the fields of consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and internet technology, Julianne successfully handles all forms of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. She also has experience enforcing covenants not-to-compete and confidentiality agreements. A committed advocate, she works closely with her clients to understand their business needs and aggressively defends her clients’ interests, seeking the most efficient route to resolve litigation in a way that satisfies those needs. Ms. Hartzell believes her clients value her ability to understand a broad range of technologies, her thorough preparation at every stage in the case, and her creative litigation strategies.
Background and Credentials
Ms. Hartzell brings strong experience as a litigator protecting her clients’ intellectual property rights and defending those accused of infringement. She has served as primary litigation counsel in a copyright jury trial, and participated on multiple trial teams resolving cases through summary disposition or favorable settlement. She is also a registered patent attorney.
A committed pro bono advocate, she currently serves on the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee. In 2012, Ms. Hartzell received the Chicago Bar Association's Alliance for Women's prestigious Alta May Hulett Award and was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Rising Stars® list, featuring outstanding young attorneys in the state.
Ms. Hartzell earned her J.D. from The University of Michigan Law School in 2001, and participated in the Child Advocacy Law Clinic. As a student, she also interned for the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, where she received valuable courtroom experience.
Her technical ability has been proven in her work, and is evident in her early training. She obtained her B.S. in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 1998. As an undergraduate, she interned with Procter & Gamble and Visteon (then a division of Ford Motor Company), and also worked as a research assistant focusing on MRI imaging technology and failure analysis.