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Julia McLetchie


Julia McLetchie

Julia McLetchie represents clients in a wide array of complex business litigation, government investigations, and white collar criminal defense matters. She has served clients in a variety of industries, including the healthcare, medical device, financial services, energy, construction, technology, and investment management industries.

Julia has represented individuals and entities in all phases of civil and criminal litigation and defense of government enforcement actions, including agency investigations, civil and criminal discovery, motion practice, trial preparation and trials, sentencing, appeals, and post-conviction litigation. In 2016 and 2017, Julia served as a Special Assistant Federal Defender in the District of Massachusetts.

Julia is dedicated to offering her services pro bono, having represented indigent clients through Women's Lunch Place and Framingham Project for Incarcerated Women. She successfully represented a federal inmate seeking commutation of sentence from the president, and inmates seeking habeas corpus relief under Johnson v. United States. She has also represented numerous victims of domestic violence in family law and restraining order matters, and has helped to 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 those three years, Julia completed a firm-sponsored fellowship in the Family Law Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services. Prior to that, Julia was a law clerk for the Honorable Christopher F. Droney, United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

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.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2007
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Connecticut College, 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

  • Massachusetts

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit


Rising Star, Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar

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