Julie Smith, Vice President

Julie A. Smith is Vice President at Cause of Action Institute. For the past 14 years Julie has defended companies and individuals in litigation against and investigations by government and regulators including the SEC, Department of Justice, FINRA, and the PCAOB. Prior to that Julie worked as a senior counsel in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and Office of General Counsel, investigating, litigating and reviewing enforcement cases and other regulatory actions.

Julie is a 1988 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She clerked for Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

PUBLICATIONS
• “To Catch a Thief,” The Deal Magazine (October 19, 2009)
• Julie A. Smith and Gregory S. Bruch, “SEC Examinations and Enforcement in the Post-Madoff Era,” Securities Litigation Report (October 2009)
• Casenote, “Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Cardoza-Fonseca,” 1986 Supreme Court Term, 101 Harvard Law Review 340 (1987)

PRESENTATIONS
• Ongoing Governance Reforms: Are They Effective and What More Should Be Done?, Web Conference (March 26, 2008)
• SEC’s New Civil Penalty Principles: Clearer Standards for Public Companies, Web Seminar (January 27, 2006)
• Compliance and the “Litigation Dilemma”: The New Incentives for Vigorous Corporate Compliance and the Old Litigation Risks, Web Conference (April 21, 2005)

EDUCATION
J.D. Harvard Law School 1988
B.S. Trinity College (D.C.) 1984

BAR ADMISSIONS
State of California
District of Columbia
Commonwealth of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit