Julia McLetchie

Julia McLetchie


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 617 371 1036

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Julia McLetchie represents companies and individuals in government investigations, white-collar criminal defense, complex business litigation, and products liability matters.

She serves clients in the life sciences, health care, medical device, pharmaceutical, and financial industries. She has significant experience conducting robust internal investigations and assisting clients in determining how to proceed.

Julia advises clients facing allegations of health care fraud, including violations of the False Claims Act; the Anti-Kickback Statute; and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. She also handles numerous products liability matters (including multidistrict litigation), contract disputes, partnership and intra-corporate disputes, and employment matters. She is particularly experienced in electronic discovery and all stages of criminal and civil litigation, from indictment or complaint through trial and sentencing.

Julia served as a Special Assistant Federal Defender in the District of Massachusetts. During this time, she represented indigent clients in all stages of the federal criminal process, including trial, sentencings, supervised release violation hearings, plea agreement negotiations and Rule 11 hearings, and at pretrial and presentence interviews.

Julia is dedicated to pro bono services and successfully represented a federal inmate seeking commutation of sentence from the president, and inmates seeking habeas corpus relief under Johnson v. United States. She also represents victims of domestic violence in family law and restraining order matters and has helped obtain political asylum for clients from Rwanda and Sudan.

Julia joined the firm after practicing for three years in the Boston office of another global law firm. During that time, she completed a firm-sponsored fellowship in the Family Law Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services. Prior to that, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Christopher F. Droney, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Star, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Super Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Boston College Law School, magna cum laude, 2007

B.A., Connecticut College, summa cum laude, 2003


Boston Bar Association

Boston Bar Foundation, Society of Fellows

Federal Bar Association, Board Member in Criminal Law Section, Massachusetts Chapter

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bar admissions and qualifications


Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Representative experience

Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all counts for banking client in a mortgage fraud matter.*

Represent businesses and witnesses in investigations involving potential violations of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Laws, and other federal laws.

Obtained US$1m+ verdict in action for breach of stockholder's agreement and defended client in fraud, waste, and breach of fiduciary duty counterclaims.*

Represented medical device manufacturer in complex multi-district litigation comprised of over 10,000 lawsuits alleging manufacture of defective products.*

Obtained sentences of probation for clients charged with federal crimes such as counterfeiting and distribution of controlled substances.*

Negotiated favorable settlement in dispute regarding allocation of assets pursuant to a securities purchase and sale agreement.*

Assisted in negotiation of favorable settlement after discovery in a class action suit against financial institution.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Loading data