Address: 115 W. Main Street Fourth Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
Lawyer Firm: James E. Arnold & Associates, LPA
|Areas of Practice||Business Dispute Negotiation and Litigation, Executive Agreements, Investigations, Crisis Management and Related Legal Reputational Protection, General Counsel Support, Board and Senior Executive Training and Coaching, Individual Board Director Representation, Nonprofit Board General Counsel Services, Labor and Employment Matters, Employment Litigation, Mediation, Corporate Governance, Director’s & Officer’s Liability|
Julie is a highly experienced negotiator, litigator, crisis manager, outside general counsel and investigator. She has managed, negotiated and resolved many complex, sensitive matters for Boards of Directors, General Counsel, senior executives and business owners in both public and closely-held corporations and nonprofit organizations in Ohio and across the country. Julie was a senior labor and employment partner and trial lawyer for many Fortune 500 clients, and in 2003 became the General Counsel of a Fortune 1,000 public company with multiple retail brands. In these high performance roles she investigated and managed responses to crisis situations and alleged serious wrongdoing, and provided critical problem-solving and communications solutions in addition to creative litigation management and prevention. As General Counsel, she successfully managed a high-profile data theft situation along with many other strategic enterprise, corporate governance and litigation projects. She has a successful track record in creative counseling, negotiation and resolution of business agreements, issues and disputes, both before and in the context of litigation. She also has significant experience drafting and negotiating executive compensation arrangements and transitions for businesses and executives. In addition to experience in complex litigation, dispute resolution, executive compensation, investigations, crisis management, senior executive matters and General Counsel projects, Julie provides labor and employment counseling, policy design and trainings. Areas of PracticeJulie will support corporations and nonprofit organizations in these areas of excellence. Investigations
High-level, sensitive and complex investigations as an independent, third party investigator able to serve as a fact witness, or as outside counsel responsible for managing and executing the investigation. For investigations into any type of alleged serious employee, financial or organizational wrongdoing or noncompliance and/or to defend against whistle blowing, litigation, government agency or media-based accusations.
Crisis Management and Related Legal and Reputational Protection
Management or senior advisor role for organizational crises caused by internal or outsider behavior or allegations. Adept in high-pressure and emergency situations at prioritizing critical process, decisions, actions and communications while developing timely, highly effective and creative project and investigation scope, responses and legal defenses.
General Counsel Counseling and Support
From sounding board counseling for General Counsel looking for assistance in their decision-making to handling overflow or other projects requiring or benefiting from GC experience. This includes strategy or project development or review; ethics, integrity and values programs and communications; litigation oversight or review; drafting documents, text or social media content; and, training or other materials needed by the GC.
Board and Senior Executive Training and Coaching
Creative, interactive trainings and drills designed for Boards and senior executive groups with a focus on ethics, integrity, values and regulatory compliance topics. Individual executive coaching and training designed to address identified behavioral or knowledge gaps and needs.
Individual Board Director Representation
Counseling, guidance and representation regarding governance, board process, crisis and risk management, conflicts of interest, compliance, fiduciary and litigation matters, in routine or complex situations involving transactions, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators, Wall Street, media coverage, shareholder and customer groups, and a myriad of other factors.
Nonprofit Board General Counsel Services
From the entire range of legal oversight for nonprofit organizations without in-house counsel to special projects as needed, with an understanding of the special dynamics and challenges confronted by nonprofit stewardship and management.
Labor and Employment Matters
Counseling and representation in all aspects of labor and employment: employee situations and related decision-making and risk management; complaint/litigation prevention or response; executive employment agreement development and negotiation; administrative complaint or lawsuit defense; policy development; investigations; trainings; and regulatory compliance.
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