Widely recognized as one of the best litigators in the country, Julia Strickland leads a broad national practice that focuses on the defense of class actions and other complex actions. Ms. Strickland is regularly called by major financial services companies and others when they are confronted with complex issues that put them at substantial economic and reputational risk. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office, and head of the firm’s national Financial Services Litigation, Regulation and Enforcement Group.
In addition to her experience defending complex and class actions through dispositive motion practice, trial and/or appeal, Ms. Strickland has settled all types of complex and class actions. She is versatile and creative in addressing settlement considerations, both legal and business, and in developing settlement structure options unique to the particular case. She also routinely represents companies in compliance counseling, regulatory proceedings and responding to claims by federal and state regulators and enforcement authorities. Representative clients include JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, TransUnion, Discover, American Express, Citigroup, HSBC, PayPal, BMW Financial Services, Zappos and Synchrony Bank, among others.
Ms. Strickland once again received top honors in Chambers USA 2018 with a Band 1 ranking in the Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance Litigation–Nationwide category. Ms. Strickland is one of only three attorneys across the country to receive this recognition. She was also selected by Law360 as a 2017 Banking MVP joining an elite slate of only six lawyers nationally who have distinguished themselves from their peers.
For more than 13 years running, The Los Angeles Daily Journal has named Ms. Strickland one of California’s “Top Women Lawyers.” The Los Angeles Business Journal honored Ms. Strickland in their Leader in Law awards, naming her one of their “Lawyers of the Year” for 2016 and 2017, and she was recognized by leading corporate counsel as a member of the BTI Consulting Group’s “Client Services All-Stars” for her “uncanny ability to anticipate opposing counsel,” as well as being “very customer focused and practical.” She has also been repeatedly recognized by Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, The Los Angeles Times and Best Lawyers.