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.
Julie represents global businesses setting up in the United States or conducting "flip" transactions, where a new US parent company is created in order to access U.S. venture capital or private equity financing. She is dual qualified as a California attorney and as a UK solicitor. Before joining Cooley, Julie qualified as a lawyer in the UK with Hogan Lovells, the international law firm, and also spent time on assignment to Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. She ran the Investment Teams of the UK Trade and Investment offices in Atlanta and San Francisco, advising US businesses on European business development through operations in the UK.
Julie is the contributing author of several publications on global expansion by US businesses and is an active member of the international business community in Silicon Valley. She is a director of the British American Business Council for Northern California and actively involved in various international business groups in California.
College of Law, Guildford
Nottingham Law School
Post Graduate, Law
Middlesex Univeristy London
Admissions & credentials
England & Wales
Memberships & affiliations
American Bar Association
The Bar Association of San Francisco
Law Society of England and Wales