Julie Nord Friedman spoke at the ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law 27th Annual Spring CLE Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on April 7, 2018. She participated in a panel session titled “Ethics Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them.” This session highlighted some of the latest court rulings and ethics opinions that address the rules of professional conduct and ethics governing lawyers. Julie and other panelists discussed ethical issues practitioners confront in protecting privileges, discovery, depositions, settlement and law firm management.
Julie is a partner in our Pittsburgh office. She concentrates her practice on the defense of manufacturers, suppliers and contractors in mass and toxic tort litigation, with an emphasis on asbestos litigation. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to regional contractors and suppliers. She is a National Coordinating Counsel for one client and she also acts as trial counsel in the defense of claims in mass tort and toxic tort litigation and regularly handles matters for multiple clients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Julie is active in the Defense Research Institute and is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Julie has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. She earned her J.D. in 1995 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her B.A. in 1992 from the American University in Washington, D.C. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia.