Qian Julie Wang

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Experience

Qian Julie Wang has focused her legal career on complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Julie has extensive experience representing and advising corporations, government entities, and individuals in a broad array of subject matters, such as class actions, contract disputes, employment discrimination, false advertising, securities, copyright, and trademark.

Julie’s trial work has taken place in state and federal courts across the country, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has briefed, argued, and prevailed on dispositive motions at many litigation stages, including at dismissal, class certification, and summary judgment.

On the appellate level, Julie has briefed and argued over 40 civil cases in the New York state appellate courts and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has also lead authored two amicus briefs filed before the U.S. Supreme Court, including one filed on behalf of 31 municipalities.

Julie’s gift lies in using cogent written and oral advocacy to fluidly translate between the law and the real world. She has a particular knack for balancing a focus on details with an eye toward the big picture.

A first-generation immigrant who grew up in New York’s inner city, Julie is deeply passionate about giving voice to the marginalized. She dedicates her pro bono practice to advancing the rights of immigrants and women. In 2019, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit appointed Julie to a three-year term on its pro bono panel. The panel is comprised of court-selected appellate litigators who are committed to providing the highest quality appellate representation of indigent litigants. 

Julie graduated from Yale Law School in 2012, and she is an active alumna and mentor for women and minorities in that community. After law school, Julie clerked for Judge Morgan Christen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Justice Peter Maassen on the Alaska Supreme Court. Julie was also a litigation associate in the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of a large international law firm. Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, she served as senior counsel in the Appeals Division of New York City’s Office of Corporation Counsel.

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Served as lead counsel and primary brief author in a complex administrative appeal involving a zoning statute that spanned thousands of pages. Argued the appeal before the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and secured a rapid and unanimous reversal. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Served as lead counsel and primary brief author in the defense of an employment discrimination suit against a government entity. Argued the appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and secured a unanimous affirmance. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained favorable settlement for a leading sweetener company in connection with a putative class action alleging false advertising violation. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Obtained favorable settlement for a multinational information technology company in connection with a suit alleging breach of contract and employment discrimination. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Part of a team that successfully defended a leading multinational technology company in trademark opposition proceedings. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Co-authored amicus brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 31 municipalities related to transgender rights. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

Co-authored amicus brief filed before the U.S. Supreme Court related to the doctrine of laches in copyright and patent law. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP)

  • Yale Law School, William S. Beinecke Scholarship, awarded to outstanding minority students (2010-2012)
  • Yale Law School, Knight Law and Media Scholar (2009-2012)
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Diversity Fellowship (2011)
  • Animal Haven, Volunteer (2016-2018)
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Spoken Languages
  • Mandarin
Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D. (2012); Yale Law Journal, Executive Development Editor (2011-2012), Editor (2010-2011)
  • Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Chinese, cum laude (2009)
Professional Associations
  • New York City Bar Association

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