Julie Wicklund

Special Counsel

Julie D. Wicklund is special counsel in the Cooley business department and head of the international practice group. She has a general business and corporate practice with a particular focus on international business transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Julie works extensively with U.S. corporations expanding overseas and also advises foreign corporations and investors doing business in the United States. She provides strategic advice and legal counsel to fast growing technology and life sciences companies expanding sales, marketing, R&D and manufacturing capabilities overseas. Julie also advises on a broad range of cross border joint ventures, partnering arrangements and M&A transactions involving both public and private companies.

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  • Matter Labs Closes $50 Million Series B Financing 

  • SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Leads Picsart’s $130 Million Funding Round 

  • Johnson Controls on $7.5 Billion Joint Venture with SAIC's Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems 

  • Apollo Endosurgery Agreement Acquire Obesity Intervention Division of Allergan 

  • Solera Networks Acquisition by Blue Coat 


  • College of Law, Guildford
    JD, 1994

  • Nottingham Law School
    Post Graduate, Law

  • Middlesex Univeristy London
    BA, Hons.

Admissions & Credentials


England & Wales


  • American Bar Association

  • The Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Law Society of England and Wales