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Julie Wilensky

Julie Wilensky

National Center for Lesbian Rights
Senior Staff Attorney
San Francisco, CA, USA


Julie Wilensky is a senior staff attorney with the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), where she litigates antidiscrimination cases.

Before joining NCLR, Julie was a Deputy County Counsel for the County of Santa Clara, where she was a member of the Social Justice & Impact Litigation section. Previously, Julie was a shareholder at an employment and civil rights law firm in Oakland, where she litigated employment discrimination, disability rights, and employee benefits class actions. She also represented same-sex spouses and transgender people in cases involving pension and health benefits. Julie served as a law clerk to Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Julie graduated from Yale Law School and Yale College.

In 2018, Julie received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award. She was named by the Daily Journal as one of California’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 (2016) and Top Women Lawyers (2016), and she was named by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 (2015).
Julie Wilensky is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression: Local Law No. 3 (2002); N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-102(23), NYC Commission on Human Rights (Revised June 28, 2016) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Transgender Rights in the Workplace, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Consent Decree, EEOC v. Deluxe Financial Services, Inc., Case No. 0:15-cv-2646 (ADM/SER) (D. Minn. Jan. 20, 2016) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Amici Curiae Brief of School Administrators from Thirty States and the District of Columbia in Doe v. Boyertown Area School District, Case No. 17-3113 (3rd Cir. Jan. 23, 2018) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students, U.S. Department of Education, May 2016 - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
“Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People (PowerPoint slides) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Brief of Amici Curiae ACLU et al. in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc., Case No. 15-3775-cv (2nd Cir. June 26, 2017) - “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People - Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases - Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases, Monday, December 10, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People - Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases - Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases, Monday, December 10, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases - Emerging Issues and Best Practices in Sex Discrimination Cases, Monday, December 10, 2018
Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People - Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases; Current Status of Court Decisions Addressing Discrimination Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 10, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People, Monday, December 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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