Special Project Attorney


The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2001

  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, The George Washington Law Review

San Diego State University, B.A., cum laude, 1998

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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Julie S. Selesnick


Julie Selesnick’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, and she has represented a wide variety of clients on both sides of the aisle, in mediation, arbitration, and in state and federal courts throughout the country. Julie’s clients include insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, state and nonprofit agencies, small business owners, employers, executives, and employees, although the mainstay of Julie’s practice has been representing corporate defendants.

Prior to joining Zuckerman Spaeder, Julie was a partner and trial attorney at one of the oldest law firms in the District of Columbia. Julie is also an accomplished writer and has written hundreds of legal articles and blog posts, as well as non-legal articles and blog posts. She has also ghost-written hundreds of pages of content on legal websites throughout the country.

  • Representing UCI, a nonprofit corporation, in civil litigation in the District of Columbia commenced by various entities and individuals seeking control of the corporation and its assets.
  • Tried a four-week jury trial in a subrogation matter in Federal Court in the Northern District of California.
  • Won summary judgment for an insurance client on the eve of trial in a case valued at over $400 million.
  • Won summary judgment in Massachusetts state court by advancing a novel theory on the statute of limitations, which was upheld by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.
  • Arbitrated multiple matters successfully on behalf of an insurance company resulting from mining accidents in West Virginia.
  • Obtained a large settlement during mediation with the DC Office of Human Rights on behalf of a client who was wrongfully terminated by her employer on the basis of her age
  • Settled a claim on behalf of a client (and convinced the insurer to pay the settlement after they had disclaimed coverage) resulting from historical environmental releases and contamination emanating from the operation of a dry cleaning store.
  • Participated in massive internal SEC investigation into a former Wall Street executive.
  • Drafted an emergency memorandum on behalf of the Commission on Presidential Debates to successfully defeat a last-minute claim by the Libertarian Party in Arizona to stop the third presidential debate in 2004.
  • Negotiated and drafted many settlement agreements for preference actions in a high profile commercial bankruptcy.
  • Oversaw the claims review process of thousands of claims in a massive bankruptcy matter.
  • Authored numerous employment manuals and handbooks, advised corporate and small business clients on employment matters, and represented both employers and employees before state agencies and in federal court.
  • Worked on many pro bono matters, including the case of a death row inmate seeking to have his sentence overturned.


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• Member, American Bar Association