Julie Cilia represents clients in a broad range of complex judgment enforcement, commercial, and securities litigation matters in both state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution. Her experience includes a particular focus on dispositive motion practice, and she regularly drafts briefs at the trial and appellate levels. Julie has represented a wide variety of clients, including a large institutional bank, a boutique investment bank, an energy company, and individuals.

  • On behalf of the respondent bank, won dismissal of judgment creditor’s special proceeding related to purported restraint of judgment debtor’s bank account. The court upheld the “separate entity rule,” which treats bank branches as separate entities for purposes of garnishment.
  • Successfully opposed the defendant’s motion to dismiss as well as the defendant’s appeal in a case involving statute of limitations issues.
  • Won motion to dismiss a putative securities class action on behalf of an underwriter defendant.
  • Worked with local counsel to achieve an appellate reversal of summary judgment that had been entered against a client in a Florida action relating to garnishment.
  • Drafted briefs in support of a motion to dismiss in a federal action asserting claims for breach of contract, fraud in the inducement, fraudulent concealment, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and negligence. The work resulted in dismissal of all claims asserted against the clients.
  • In an employment matter, drafted a successful brief on behalf of plaintiff in opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss.

Overview

Julie Cilia represents clients in a broad range of complex judgment enforcement, commercial, and securities litigation matters in both state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution. Her experience includes a particular focus on dispositive motion practice, and she regularly drafts briefs at the trial and appellate levels. Julie has represented a wide variety of clients, including a large institutional bank, a boutique investment bank, an energy company, and individuals.

Representative Matters

  • On behalf of the respondent bank, won dismissal of judgment creditor’s special proceeding related to purported restraint of judgment debtor’s bank account. The court upheld the “separate entity rule,” which treats bank branches as separate entities for purposes of garnishment.
  • Successfully opposed the defendant’s motion to dismiss as well as the defendant’s appeal in a case involving statute of limitations issues.
  • Won motion to dismiss a putative securities class action on behalf of an underwriter defendant.
  • Worked with local counsel to achieve an appellate reversal of summary judgment that had been entered against a client in a Florida action relating to garnishment.
  • Drafted briefs in support of a motion to dismiss in a federal action asserting claims for breach of contract, fraud in the inducement, fraudulent concealment, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and negligence. The work resulted in dismissal of all claims asserted against the clients.
  • In an employment matter, drafted a successful brief on behalf of plaintiff in opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss.