Julie A. Bauer

Julie Bauer is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner in the firm’s litigation department. She has tried cases before state, federal district and bankruptcy courts and administrative agencies.

Ms. Bauer’s significant trials include:

Altria Group Inc. v. United States (S.D. N.Y. 2009), a jury trial concerning corporate income tax deductions related to leveraged lease transactions; United States v. Ryan (N.D. Ill. 2006), the defense of former Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan in his six-month jury trial on public corruption charges; Price v. Philip Morris USA Inc. (Madison County, Ill. 2003), a consumer class action concerning the sale of “light” cigarettes; and Auditorium Theatre Council v. Roosevelt University (Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill. 1998), a dispute over the operation and control of the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium Theatre and in particular, whether the university created a public trust of the theatre.

In addition, Ms. Bauer has handled a wide variety of complex commercial and class action litigation. She represented Caremark International Inc. in In re Caremark International Inc. Derivative Litigation, 698 A.2d 959 (Del Ch. Ct. 1996), which culminated in a significant decision on the scope of the duty of care owed by directors and officers to a company; and Isquith v. Caremark International Inc., 136 F.3d 531 (7th Cir. 1998), in which the Seventh Circuit held that a stockholder who received shares in a spinoff could not state a claim under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Ms. Bauer has also represented publishers, authors, and broadcasters in defamation, invasion of privacy, and right of publicity matters. She has spoken to the media on avoiding legal landmines and counsels them prior to publication on minimizing legal risks.

Ms. Bauer joined the firm in 1987 following a clerkship with the Hon. Charles P. Kocoras of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Class Actions, 2) Complex Commercial Litigation, 3) Litigation, 4) Product Liability and 5) White Collar & Internal Investigations
Law School University of Illinois, College of Law, J.D., 1985
Education University of Virginia, B.A., 1982
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Winston & Strawn LLP
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