Nature of Practice:
Resolution of business, contract, employment, personal injury, construction, real estate, premises liability, and trademark disputes that inevitably arise in the Napa wine industry, and resolution of other emotional, complex, or technical disputes such as professional liability, medical malpractice, partnership, civil rights, insurance, or commercial claims. Mediator, arbitrator, evaluator, and special master.
As a Mediator, Arbitrator, Evaluator, and Special Master, resolves a wide array of disputes and many different types of litigated cases. Over her career, Julie Arbuckle has mediated numerous cases to successful resolution, has served as an arbitrator, and has represented individuals, businesses, insureds, insurers, employers, employees, property owners, landlords, doctors, lawyers, as well as the United States and its federal agencies in State and Federal Court litigation.
U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA San Francisco, CA
Assistant U.S. Attorney (2004-2013)
As a federal prosecutor, defended and prosecuted on behalf of the United States over 100 lawsuits and investigations, including claims alleging fraud, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, personal injury, contract, malpractice, civil rights violations, real property disputes, insurance coverage issues, FOIA and APA challenges, as well as constitutional, religious, and privacy challenges. Successfully mediated or negotiated the resolution of over 50 cases, and many investigations. Successfully defended the United States in personal injury trials, and prepared and successfully argued numerous summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss. Successfully argued employment and civil rights cases before the Ninth Circuit. Took and defended over 100 depositions, including depositions of defendants, plaintiffs, expert witnesses, company executives, other employees, and eye witnesses.
- Successfully defended numerous federal agencies in cases alleging sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and gender, race, religious, disability, and age discrimination.
- Prosecuted health care professionals and their businesses in cases alleging health care fraud and false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, negotiating settlements that resulted in the professionals paying millions of dollars back to the federal government.
- Successfully defended doctors and other federal employees in cases alleging medical malpractice, negligence, and personal injuries in automobile accidents.
- Prosecuted one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world for off-label marketing and submitting false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, which resulted in the company paying $184 million dollars to the federal government.
SEYFARTH SHAW San Francisco, CA
Litigation Associate (1999-2004)
Managed the defense of over 50 employment lawsuits from start to finish, including lawsuits alleging harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, breach of contract, retaliation, unfair competition, battery, defamation, and race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and age discrimination. Represented clients in several mediations and negotiated numerous settlement agreements. Successfully defended clients at administrative trials, and prepared and successfully argued numerous summary judgment motions. Prepared several cases for jury trials, and took and defended nearly 100 depositions. Conducted workplace investigations and counseled clients on personnel policies, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, medical examinations and inquiries, leaves of absence, reductions in force, workplace privacy, employee discipline and termination and other employment issues. Served on firm’s pro bono committee.
CHRISTENSEN, MILLER, FINK, JACOBS, GLASER, WEIL & SHAPIRO Los Angeles, CA
Litigation Associate (1997-1999)
Successfully defended client at trial in a commercial and contract lawsuit. Represented clients in mediation and settlement conferences, and negotiation favorable settlement agreements. Prepared and successfully argued demurrers and summary judgment motions for a firm specializing in business, entertainment, and real estate trial work and litigation.
CLARKE & CLARKE Los Angeles, CA
Prepared briefs, pleadings, and default judgement packages, and propounded and responded to discovery. Attended hearings, trials, and debtor examinations. Prepared default judgment packages. Prepared and filed court forms for a firm specializing in real estate and commercial property law.
UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW (Juris Doctor 1997)
Honors: UCLA Law Review Volume 44 Editor of the Year
Activities: UCLA Law Review Staff Member 1995, Editor 1996-97
Student Bar Association, Social Chair 1996-97
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member 1994-97, Chapter Justice 1995-96
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY (B.A. 1994)
Honors: Departmental Honors
Honor Student Society
Golden Key National Honor Society
Activities: Cal Women’s Water Polo, Player 1990-94, Captain 1993
Dispute Resolution Training
40 Hour Complete Mediation Training, Mediation Offices of Steven Rosenberg (Certificate, 2013); San Francisco Human Services Agency Arbitration Training (2012), and several other dispute resolution seminars and training programs.
Admitted to the State Bar of California, 1997; United States District Court, 1998; Ninth Circuit, 2004.
Napa County Bar Association, Napa County Women Lawyers, Solano County Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Panels, San Francisco Human Services Agency Arbitration Panel, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section (Current/past affiliations)
Arbuckle, Julie A. “Breaking the Impasse at Mediation.” Vol. 7 American Bar Association, The Young Lawyer at 3 (March 2003).