Julia McLetchie

Julia McLetchie

Counsel, Boston

Email julia.mcletchie@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 617 371 1036

Fax +1 617 371 1037

Practice groupLitigation

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.

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, 1st 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.

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