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Practice area:

Commercial and transactions
Labor and employment
Product liability and recall

Julie Fink is the Managing Partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP. She leads a diverse commercial and public interest litigation practice and oversees all aspects of the firm’s management, growth, and strategic planning. As one of the youngest managing (and named) partners at a major law firm, Julie has been recognized for her “revolutionary” approach to firm operations, her strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and her sizable contributions to the firm’s litigation practice.

Julie was named Managing Partner of the Year by Corporate Counsel’s 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards; a 40 Under 40 Rising Business Star and a Notable LGBTQ Leader and Executive by Crain’s New York; a 40 & Under Hot List member by Benchmark Litigation; and a Leading Lawyer in America by Lawdragon500. She has also received awards for her public interest advocacy, including the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award and Immigration Equality’s Safe Haven Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Representation.

Throughout her career, Julie has successfully represented clients in a range of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level across a wide array of industries, from manufacturing companies to financial institutions. Her representations include product liability and mass tort, employment class action, regulatory, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, consumer fraud, and complex commercial and antitrust litigation. She is frequently sought after to advise on employment-related matters and to perform internal investigations regarding allegations of discrimination and harassment.

Julie also leads an active public interest litigation practice, where her work is often at the forefront of civil rights and social justice issues. She works closely with Time’s Up and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to combat workplace discrimination and sexual assault. Julie represented Melanie Kohler in a defamation suit by a Hollywood director after she shared her #MeToo experience and currently represents ten plaintiffs in a groundbreaking lawsuit against twenty-four white supremacists and neo-Nazis who organized the racial- and religious-based violence in Charlottesville. Previously, Julie was a key member of the team representing Edith Windsor in the historic case that led to the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) at the Supreme Court.

Julie is a frequent speaker on diversity and equity, civil rights issues, and pro bono work and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.


Updated Aug 2021